Twins vs. Indians only on Facebook today

Right-handers Odorizzi, Clevinger slated to square off in Cleveland

August 27th, 2018

MLB's digital-only national broadcasts continue this week with Thursday's Twins-Indians contest at Progressive Field, which will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The American League Central 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 John McDonald and Glen Perkins; and in-game reporter Jackie Redmond. McDonald had a 16-year MLB career as an infielder from 1999-2014, spending seven seasons with the Indians. Perkins was a three-time All-Star closer for the Twins during a 12-year career, spent entirely with Minnesota.

How to watch on mobile and desktop

Desktop

  1. Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook

  2. Follow the "MLB Live" show page

    Mobile

  3. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"

  4. 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 Twins-Indians game:

    The Tribe is slated to send Mike Clevinger to the mound. The 27-year-old right-hander has made a career-high 26 starts during his third Major League season, and has been very good, posting a 3.30 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. He has pitched at least six innings in 20 of those 26 outings. Thursday's start will be his third against Minnesota this season. On June 3 at Target Field, he gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings during a 7-5 Indians loss. He fared much better on Aug. 8, when he gave up just one run on five hits over seven innings in a 5-2 Tribe victory.

The Twins will counter with Jake Odorizzi, whom Minnesota acquired from the Rays in a trade last offseason. In 27 starts this season, the 28-year-old right-hander has a 4.38 ERA. He's coming off a strong outing against the A's last Friday, in which he yielded two runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings. Thursday's start will be his fifth of the season against Cleveland. He's struggled against the Tribe in 2018, posting a 7.85 ERA over 18 1/3 innings.