Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/1/14
Minnesota Twins (59-77) at Baltimore Orioles (79-56)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Philip Hughes (R) (14-8) (3.586) vs. Kevin Gausman (R) (7-6) (3.841)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -144 / Minnesota Twins +134 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, MASN
The Baltimore Orioles will look to complete a four-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
The Twins have lost seven of their last eight games and are 18 games below a .500 record. The Twins pitching staff continues to stink up the joint, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. Overall, the Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.50, which is 28th in the majors, and the’ve lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has five hits in this series and Kurt Suzuki has three extra base hits in his last two games. Starting is Phil Hughes, who is 14-9 with a 3.70 ERA and has 152 strikeouts in 172.2 innings. Hughes is 7-5 with a 5.06 ERA in 21 career games against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last seven games and are 23 games above .500. The Orioles offense has been getting it done, scoring four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Orioles have won 21 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones has three RBIs in this series and Chris Davis is coming off a four-RBI game. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.55, which is 11th in the majors. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 3.84 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 82 innings. This will be Gausman’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Twins are 9-4 in Hughes' last 13 road starts and 4-1 in Hughes' last 5 starts overall. The Orioles are 6-2 in Gausmans last 8 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-1 in Gausmans last 5 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
Not a huge fan of high juice, but this seems fair enough. The Orioles should get the sweep in this matchup with Gausman on the mound.