Twins vs. Indians - 4/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (3-6) at Minnesota Twins (4-6)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
T House (0-1) (40.60) vs. Trevor May (0-1) (8.44)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -124 / Cleveland Indians +114 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, FSN-N
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Indians just can’t get their pitching staff and batting lineup on the same page. However, the Indians pitching has stepped up in this series, allowing just five runs in the first two games, after they were rocked in the Detroit series last week. Offensively, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have combined for 18 hits and nine RBI, while Jose Ramirez has seven hits and three stolen bases. The good news for the Cleveland Indians is that three of their four victories this season have come on the road. T.J. House takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 40.50 ERA and two strikeouts this season. House is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Twins pitching staff has allowed just six runs in this series, which is a drastic improvement over what they allowed coming into it. The Twins have won seven of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minny with 11 hits and four RBI, while Kurt Suzuki and Kennys Vargas have combined for seven RBI. The Minnesota Twins need this win, as the next couple of weeks are against elite playoff caliber teams. Trevor May gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 8.44 ERA and four strikeouts this season. May is 1-1 with a 8.38 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 11-2 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 7-1 in Houses last 8 starts. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 3-7 in Mays last 10 starts. The Indians are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota.
Cleveland is the better team, and House has owned the Twins throughout his career. With the way May pitched in hi previous outing, I love the plus money in this spot.