Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox Game One - 6/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (30-20) at Boston Red Sox (23-29)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
P Hughes (4-4) (4.59) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -145 / Minnesota Twins +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, Nesn
The Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins face off in game one of their doubleheader Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins are considered one of the surprise teams in baseball as they are on the doorstep of the American League Central lead. The red hot Twins entered Tuesday’s contest as winners in eight of ten before their offense went silent in a 1-0 defeat. Starter Mike Pelfrey continued to throw well with the lone run scored on six hits over seven frames to fall to 4-2. The bats mustered just three hits and walked three times with no extra base hits. Phil Hughes toes the rubber in the first game of their twin bill at Fenway Park. Hughes comes off a 6-4 victory versus these same Red Sox where he gave up all four runs on six hits including a pair of bombs in 6.2 frames.
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For those that felt the Boston Red Sox were going to be a factor in the American League East the wait continues. The Red Sox had dropped six of seven before taking a step forward with Tuesday’s win behind outstanding work on the mound. Starter Clay Buchholz continued his recent upsurge with a three hit shutout through eight innings while striking out eight. Boston totaled seven hits and walked twice with Pablo Sandoval driving in Xander Bogaerts who was 2-3 on the night with a double.Rookie Eduardo Rodriguez makes his second start against the Red Sox on Wednesday. Rodriguez won his major league debut 5-1 with a three hit shut out over 7.2 innings of work.
Minnesota are 21-7 in their last 28 overall and are 21-7 in their last 28 games on grass while the over is 6-2 in the Twins last 8 vs. American League East. Boston are 3-11 in their last 14 Wednesday games and the under is 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 21-8-1 in Boston’s last 30 overall. Minnesota are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in Boston. I have no clue what Rodriguez will do although the Red Sox like him. For a pick I’ll back him but a big no thank you on the juice…