Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (23-27) at Minnesota Twins (28-19)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
D Hutchison (4-1) (5.12) vs. R Nolasco (5-1) (5.12)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -128 / Toronto Blue Jays +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays conclude their weekend series at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.
The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to make a move in the American League East after winning four of five with a win in the series opener Friday. The Blue Jays couldn’t make it two in a row at Target Field with a 3-2 defeat on Saturday. Starter Aaron Sanchez allowed two runs over six frames for a ND with Aaron Loup giving up a 7th inning run for the loss. The Jays mounted a nine hit, four walk attack with Kevin Pillar smacking his second homer. The Blue Jays send Drew Hutchison to the hill in the final game of the series at Minnesota. Hutchison enjoyed his best effort of the season last time out with a complete game four hit shutout in a 6-0 win versus the White Sox.
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The Minnesota Twins took over first for a day before a loss on Friday dropped them back to second in the American League Central. The Twins are keeping the pressure on with Saturday’s victory being number eight in eleven contests. Starter Kyle Gibson gave up both runs (one earned) on eight hits and four free passes with four relievers holding Toronto at bay. The Twins mustered nine hits and a trio of walks with Chris Hermann clubbing a solo bomb while Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario and Aaron Hicks posting two hits apiece. Ricky Nolasco shoots for his 4th straight victory when he opposes the Blue Jays Sunday. Nolasco defeated Boston 7-2 with both runs plated on seven hits over 7.2 innings pitched.
The under is 18-7-2 in Toronto’s last 27 Sunday games while the Blue Jays are 1-8 in Hutchison’s last 9 Sunday starts and are 3-7 in Hutchison’s last 10 road starts. The over is 20-7 in Minnesota’s last 27 Sunday games while the Twins are 19-7 in their last 26 overall and 19-7 in their last 26 games on grass. Toronto are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Minnesota and are 38-14 in the last 52 meetings. I’m not sure of Nolasco who I think Toronto can hit so maybe something small on the visitors…