Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (42-41) at Minnesota Twins (46-39)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
D Price (8-2) (2.69) vs. M Pelfrey (5-5) (3.94)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +125 / Detroit Tigers -135 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-North
The Minnesota Twins host the division rival Detroit Tigers at Target Field on Thursday.
The Detroit Tigers have been playing around .500 baseball over the last few weeks but that won’t be enough to close in on the American League Central. The Tigers have won two of three after downing Seattle 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Starter Anibal Sanchez gave up all four runs (three earned) on five hits and five free passes over 6.1 innings to up his record to 8-7. Detroit totaled eleven hits and walked three times with Jefry Marte going 2-4 with a homer and two RBI’s and two runs. Nick Castellanos knocked in two more and scored while Jose Iglesias was 2-3 with an RBI. The Tigers open their series against Minnesota with David Price on the hill Thursday. Price is coming off of an 8-3 win versus Toronto with a run allowed on eight hits over seven frames.
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The Minnesota Twins would like nothing more then to get hot heading in to the All Star break and they have been heading in that direction. The Twins have won five of six after knocking off the Orioles on Wednesday. Tommy Milone allowed a run on five hits through seven frames to up his record to 5-1 with Casey Fien giving up two more in an inning. The Twins pounded out eleven hits and walked six times with Joe Mauer going solo while Brian Dozier going deep with a pair of RBI’s. Eric Fryer went 2-3 with two runs knocked in with all but one starter reaching base. Mike Pelfrey gets the call to the mound against visiting Detroit in Thursday action. Pelfrey has struggled the past two times out with a combined eleven runs scored on 16 hits and six BB in six innings.
The over is 8-0 in Detroit’s last 8 games as a favorite and is 23-4 in their last 27 overall while going 23-4 in the Tigers last 27 on grass. The under is 5-1-2 in Minnesota’s last 8 overall and is 5-1-2 in their last 8 on grass while going 5-1-2 in the Twins last 8 games as an underdog. Detroit are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. Pelfrey is always a threat to toss a gem but I’ll back Price…