Tigers vs. Twins - 5/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (18-15) at Detroit Tigers (20-13)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
M Pelfrey (3-0) (2.62) vs. A Sanchez (2-4) (5.44)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -166 / Minnesota Twins +156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-DET, MLB Net
The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 37 hits and 19 RBI while Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 39 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last seven games on the road. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.62 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Tigers have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 41 hits and 16 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 39 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last six games on their home field. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.44 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 5-0 in Pelfreys last 5 starts. The Tigers are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Sanchezs last 6 starts. The Tigers are 4-0 in Sanchezs last 4 home starts vs. Twins.
The Twins have been one of the hotter teams in the league as of late while the Tigers have been inconsistent and are struggling to put runs on the board. I also don't have confidence in Sanchez. I'm taking the Twins here.