Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (21-24) at Minnesota Twins (26-18)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
R Porcello (4-3) (5.07) vs. P Hughes (3-4) (4.50)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -102 / Boston Red Sox -108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to slow down the Minnesota Twins in Wednesday action at Target Field.
The Boston Red Sox first order of business is to reach .500 and then go on from there. However that goal has gotten further away after a 2-1 loss at Target Field gave the team back to back defeats. Starter Clay Buchholz fell to 2-6 despite allowing just two runs on seven hits over 7.1 innings of work. That was still too much for the offense to overcome on seven hits and a pair of bases on balls that saw Mike Napoli drive David Ortiz with the lone run while Sandy Leon went 2-3. Rick Porcello gets the call to the mound in the final game of the series at Minnesota. Porcello has been either good or bad and it was the latter in a 12-5 loss to the Angels with seven runs plated on seven hits and three BB in 4.1 frames.
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The Minnesota Twins would be in line for a Wild Card if the season ended today but I’m sure they have their sights set on the American League Central crown. The Twins continue to impress with Tuesday’s win being their 8th in eleven contests. A rejuvenated Mike Pelfrey allowed the lone run on five hits through seven frames to up his record to 4-1 while lowering his ERA to 2.77. The bats did just enough on seven hits and a walk with Trevor Plouffe going 2-4 with an RBI and run while Kurt Suzuki drove in a run with a double. Phil Hughes is scheduled to be on the mound in Wednesday’s match up with the Red Sox. Hughes has given up just four runs the last two times out on 13 hits and a walk covering 14 innings.
Boston are 3-10 in their last 13 Wednesday games and the under is 9-3 in their last 12 overall while going 9-3 in their last 12 on grass. Minnesota are 10-2 in their last 12 home games and are 20-8 in their last 28 overall while going 20-8 in their last 28 games on grass. Minnesota won’t win every game but they have what it takes on paper to win this…