Carlos Correa has long been the Astros’ postseason hero. He helped power Houston to its first World Series win in 2017. Only Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel have more playoff hits in Astros history, and Correa holds the record for the most RBI with 59.
Now, Correa will be in the opposite dugout at Minute Maid Park, hoping to lead the Twins to the ALDS upset over Houston.
This matchup is likely to feature plenty of scoring. The Twins ranked fourth in the majors in home runs, while the Astros came in at seventh, and both lineups ranked in the top 10 in OPS+.
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With the bats expected to be at the center of this series, it will likely come down to which pitching staff can quiet the opposition the most. Houston’s pitching staff is led by Framber Valdez and Justin Verlander, but Cristian Javier has had a down season relative to his usual standards at a 4.56 ERA, while rookie Hunter Brown struggled after a strong start to the year, ending the campaign with a 5.09 ERA.
Minnesota’s rotation has been a major strength for the team, with Pablo Lopez, Sonny Gray, Bailey Ober and Joe Ryan making up a strong front four. The bullpen, anchored by Jhoan Duran, Griffin Jax and Emilio Pagan, won’t give opposing lineups any breaks later in the game.
Hoping to catch the ALDS between the Twins and Astros? Here’s all the information you need to watch the series.
Twins vs. Astros schedule
The Astros will face the Twins in a best-of-five series, with the first two games and the potential fifth game of the series will be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Game 3 and a potential Game 4 will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis.
|Date||Game||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Result|
|Oct. 7||Twins at Astros, Game 1||4:45 p.m.||FS1||HOU 6, MIN 4 (HOU, 1-0)|
|Oct. 8||Twins at Astros, Game 2||8:03 p.m.||FS1||MIN 6, HOU 2 (Tied, 1-1)|
|Oct. 10||Astros at Twins, Game 3||4:07 p.m.||Fox||—|
|Oct. 11||Astros at Twins, Game 4||2:07 p.m.||FS1||—|
|Oct. 13||Twins at Astros, Game 5*||4:07 p.m.||FS1||—|
* – If necessary
How to watch 2023 MLB playoff games
The National League side of the playoffs will be carried exclusively by TBS, while the American League playoff games will be carried by either Fox or FS1. Each World Series game will be broadcast on Fox.
Twins vs. Astros live streams
With their games appearing on FS1 or Fox, Twins vs. Astros can be watched on Fubo, which offers a free trial.
Twins vs. Astros odds
According to BetMGM, the Astros are the favorites to advance out of the ALDS at -160, while the Twins are at +130.