MLB's digital-only national broadcasts continue this week with today's Indians-Twins contest at Target Field, which will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The American League Central Division clash is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with the social media network.Fans
MLB's digital-only national broadcasts continue this week with today's Indians-Twins contest at Target Field, which will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The American League Central Division clash is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with the social media network.
Fans can catch the 1:10 p.m. ET contest at www.facebook.com/MLBLiveGames or by logging onto Facebook's MLB live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game, with play-by-play announcer Scott Braun, analysts Glen Perkins and Jody Gerut, and in-game reporter Alexa Datt.
Perkins was a reliever for the Twins for his entire 12-year MLB career, from 2006-17. He posted a career 3.88 ERA with 120 saves. Gerut was a Major League outfielder for six seasons, playing for the Indians from 2003-05. In '03, he finished fourth in AL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting 22 homers and posting an .830 OPS in 127 games for the Tribe.
How to watch on mobile and desktop
- Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook
- Follow the "MLB Live" show page
- Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"
- Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.
What to know about the Indians-Twins game:
The Indians will give the ball to right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who posted a 2.59 ERA over four starts and a one-inning relief appearance in July. He'll be making his fourth start of the season against the Twins -- in his first start of the season against Minnesota back in April, he tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out seven. But he's been hit hard in the other two starts, for a combined 10 runs over five innings (18.00 ERA).
It was in his last start against the Twins that he had to leave the game in the second inning with a right elbow contusion after being hit by a Joe Mauer line drive.
Today's game could also mark the Indians debut of outfielder Leonys Martin, who was acquired just prior to Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Adalberto Mejia is slated to take the mound for Minnesota. The 25-year-old left-hander slots in former Twins right-hander Lance Lynn's spot in the rotation, before Lynn was traded to the Yankees. In three Major League appearances (two starts) this season, Mejia has a 3.65 ERA (five earned runs in 12 1/3 innings). In 14 appearances (11 starts) at Triple-A Rochester, he had a 3.32 ERA. He's faced Cleveland three times in his career, all last season, giving up four runs in 13 1/3 innings (2.70 ERA), walking 11 and striking out 15.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.