Skip to main content

Here's the Twins' batting order for Game 1 against the Yankees

Eddie Rosario is batting fourth and starting in right field.
Nelson Cruz

Game 1 starts at 6:07 p.m. and the Twins have already released the batting order. 

  1. Mitch Garver, C
  2. Jorge Polanco, SS
  3. Nelson Cruz, DH
  4. Eddie Rosario, RF
  5. Miguel Sano, 3B
  6. Max Kepler, CF
  7. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
  8. C.J. Cron, 1B
  9. Luis Arraez, 2B

That's a lineup of six right-handed batters and three lefties who will go up against Yankees left-handed starter, James Paxton. 

It's a typical Twins lineup against a lefty starter, but Rosario is playing in right field while Gonzalez will roam left field. Rosario has made just 41 starts in right field in his career. He played right field just 11 times during the regular season. 

Paxton has been very dominant over his last five starts, posting a 1.05 ERA while opponents are hitting just .156 against him over that stretch. Here's how Paxton has fared against lefties and righties. 

  • LHB: .266/.314/.357, 2 HR, 8 RBI
  • RHB: .234/.308/.445, 21 HR, 55 RBI

Clearly, almost all power numbers against Paxton have come from right-handed bats this season. 

First pitch is at 6:07 p.m. and will be exclusively televised on MLB Network. It is also on the radio in Minnesota via the flagship station AM-830 WCCO and across the Twins Radio Network. 

Next Up

Police tape

Woman dies after being shot in Minneapolis

The woman in her 20s died at the scene.

318932855_566492482149686_9036958628999185261_n

Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man

The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 2.19.37 PM

St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson

The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.

318945683_10161683635994714_4236667683357316937_n

22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.

COVER

Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.

PepperSprayCopMPD

Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

Powerball Minnesota lottery

$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 9.16.18 AM

Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

Christmas presents

Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.

Related

Nelson Cruz

Here's the lineup the Twins will do-or-die with in Game 3

Minnesota faces a must win in Game 3 of the best-of-five series.

Didi Gregorius

Yankees hammer Twins into 0-2 series hole

New York has backed Minnesota into an all too familiar corner.

Luis Severino

Bomba squad fires blanks as Twins get swept by Yanks

The Twins haven't won a playoff game since Oct. 6, 2004.

Giancarlo Stanton

Attacking the heart of the Yankees' order: Part 1

Twins Daily breaks down the big bats in New York's batting order.

Rocco Baldelli

The Yankees see failure in their season, and so should the Twins

What's been dubbed a "great season" in Minnesota would be a total failure in New York.

Yankee Stadium

Game 1 of Twins-Yankees only televised on MLB Network

That could be a problem for fans, especially those with Comcast in the Twin Cities.