Minnesota Twins (43-34, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (37-34, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Dylan Bundy (4-4, 4.80 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 46 strikeouts); Guardians: Cal Quantrill (4-4, 3.76 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -114, Twins -105; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins lead 2-1 in a five-game series with the Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland has a 17-15 record in home games and a 37-34 record overall. The Guardians have the eighth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.88.

Minnesota is 20-17 on the road and 43-34 overall. The Twins have the seventh-best team ERA in MLB play at 3.69.

The teams meet Wednesday for the 10th time this season. The Twins lead the season series 5-4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 16 home runs while slugging .613. Amed Rosario is 14-for-41 with a triple, a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.

Luis Arraez has nine doubles, a triple, four home runs and 27 RBI for the Twins. Carlos Correa is 11-for-38 with a double, four home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 4-6, .248 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

Twins: 5-5, .256 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Austin Hedges: 7-Day IL (concussion), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (elbow), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Twins: Trevor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Joe Smith: 15-Day IL (trap), Trevor Larnach: 10-Day IL (core), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 15-Day IL (groin), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (hip), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Serena Williams loses at Wimbledon in 1st match in a year

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams has lost her first singles match in nearly a year. She was beat by 115th-ranked Harmony Tan of France in three sets at Wimbledon. Williams was two points from victory but could not finish the job and bowed out with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) defeat. Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion. The 40-year-old American had not competed in singles since she got injured in the first set of her first-round match at the All England Club on June 29, 2021. She has won Wimbledon seven times. This was Tan’s debut at the All England Club. The match lasted 3 hours, 11 minutes and was contested with the retractable roof shut for the last two sets.

AP sources: NFL insists on indefinite suspension for Watson

The NFL insisted on an indefinite suspension while Deshaun Watson’s legal team argued there’s no basis for that punishment as both sides presented their cases in front of a retired judge in Delaware on Tuesday, two people in attendance told The Associated Press. The hearing will continue on Wednesday and Watson is scheduled to be there for the duration, according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the hearing isn’t public. Former U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson, who was jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players’ Association, will determine whether Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy and whether to impose discipline.

AP source: Westbrook exercises $47M option with Lakers

A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook is exercising his option to play for $47.1 million next season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither Westbrook nor the Lakers revealed the decision publicly. ESPN first reported Westbrook’s decision. The past NBA MVP and one of the league’s top 75 all-time players turn 34 next season, his 15th in the NBA.

Baker Mayfield ‘ready to move on’ from Browns

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield said the Cleveland Browns have work ahead if they want him to help them through their situation with Deshaun Watson. Mayfield, speaking at his football camp near the University of Oklahoma’s campus, didn’t entirely close the door on stepping in if needed. “No, I think for that to happen, there would have to be some reaching out,” Mayfield said. “But we’re ready to move on, I think, on both sides.”

Wimbledon updates | Swiatek plans charity event for Ukraine

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek of Poland will host a charity tennis tournament next month to raise funds for children and teenagers impacted by the war in Ukraine. The event will be held in Krakow on July 23 and will feature a mixed doubles exhibition match. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will serve as umpire for the event. Swiatek has been wearing a pin with the Ukrainian colors during her matches. More than 4 million refugees crossed into Poland after Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The All England Club banned players from Russia and Belarus from competing this year at Wimbledon because of the war.

AP source: Celtics’ Hardy accepts offer to become Jazz coach

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the coach of the Utah Jazz. Hardy and the Jazz were in the process of finalizing contract language, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side announced the deal publicly. Hardy will become an NBA head coach for the first time. He’ll replace Quin Snyder, who decided to leave the Jazz earlier this month after eight seasons. Hardy spent one season in Boston, helping the Celtics reach the NBA Finals. His previous 11 seasons were spent with the San Antonio Spurs.

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks are trading Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to the Detroit Pistons. The move frees up nearly $20 million more for free agency. Having already agreed to send Kemba Walker to the Pistons on draft night, the Knicks have shed nearly $30 million in salary for next season in advance of free agency opening Thursday night. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade wasn’t official. It was first reported by ESPN, which said the Knicks would also send the Pistons two second-round picks and cash.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company says the NBA Finals series between two stories franchises reached 24% more viewers than the 2021 Finals. Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors clinch its fourth championship since 2015 with a Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics, the franchise with the most NBA titles overall. The series as a whole averaged 12.3 million viewers, beating the 9.91 million who watched 2021’s Milwaukee-Phoenix series. The first game of hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals between Colorado and Tampa Bay was seen by 4.2 million people. All of these sports events were seen on ABC, leading the network to an easy win in the weekly ratings.

Trilogy: Canelo aims to finish Golovkin rivalry with a KO

NEW YORK (AP) — A split-draw in the first fight and then a majority decision in favor of Canelo Álvarez in the second duel. So how about a knockdown in the third chapter to settle once and for all the fierce rivalry between Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin? This time, Álvarez wants to knock out the 40-year-old from Kazakhstan for the first time and send him into retirement. Álvarez is coming from his first loss in nearly nine years — a lopsided defeat to Dmitry Bivol. Golovkin bets on Álvarez being vulnerable as they complete their trilogy on Sept. 17 in Las Vegas.

Column: Blunt talk means saying LIV Golf is all about money

Brooks Koepka is all about being bold and blunt. That’s his reputation, as much as his remarkable record in the majors. So now we find out if he’s honest about his leaving the PGA Tour to take guaranteed riches on the Saudi-funded LIV Golf rebel league. AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson says no one is leaving for the innovative format, for team competition or to spend time with their families. They are leaving the tour because they are getting an obscene amount of money from LIV Golf. The surprise of Koepka is that his signing came a week after he was leading the charge in support of the PGA Tour.

Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained Tuesday that he simply changed his mind. Koepka signed with LIV Golf last week for its first event on American soil, which starts Thursday at Pumpkin Ridge near Portland, Oregon. Koepka cited a knee injury that has taken a toll on his body and the desire to spend more time with his family as factors in his decision. He did not mention the multimillion-dollar signing bonuses LIV Golf has given to players or the $20 million purses for its 54-hole, no-cut events.

Harper set for thumb surgery, Phils hope he plays this year

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will have surgery Wednesday to repair his broken left thumb and the team hopes the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season. Manager Rob Thomson did not offer a timetable for Harper’s return, only saying he hoped Philadelphia’s franchise player would return this year. Harper’s thumb was broken when he was hit by a 97 mph pitch from San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell on Saturday night. The 29-year-old Harper is hitting .318 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs and a .985 OPS, and has helped the Phillies recently surge back into playoff contention.