Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-41) at Minnesota Twins (52-46)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
F Liriano (6-6) (2.91) vs. E Santana (2-0) (2.60)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +110 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Pittsburgh, FS-North
The Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates square off in the series finale’ at Target Field.
The goal for the Pittsburgh Pirates is to win the National League Central although the Wild Card might be their best bet. The Pirates picked up an 8-7 victory at Target Field Tuesday for their 4th win in five contests. Starter Charlie Morton gave up three runs over 5.2 frames before Tony Watson was charged with four runs in 1/3 of an inning. The Buccos launched an eleven hit, three walk attack with Jung-ho Kang going solo while Gregory Polanco and Neil Walker combined for five runs knocked in. Left hander Francisco Liriano is slated to take the hill against Minnesota for the second time in 2015. Liriano has been a consistent performer on the mound with a 6-6 record despite a 2.91 ERA.
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The Minnesota Twins have been one of the surprise teams of 2015 but they have struggled lately. The slowdown continued with Tuesday’s defeat giving the Twins losses in seven of nine. Mike Pelfrey gave up three runs through 5.1 frames with Brian Duensing and Casey Fein allowing two runs apiece. The Twins racked up 12 hits and walked five times with Aaron Hicks going 2-3 with three RBI’s and a run while Kurt Suzuki knocked in two. Every starter scored or drove in a run except one.Ervin Santana gets Wednesday’s start against visiting Pittsburgh who he faced in 2014. Santana has been outstanding the past two times out with consecutive shutouts with nine hits and a BB allowed over 15.2 innings.
The under is 7-2-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 11 Wednesday games while the Piratesare 10-3 in their last 13 interleague games and 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games. Minnesota are 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog and are 2-6 in their last 8 interleague games while the Twins are 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Pirates are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings. Santana has been better then good but I’m going with Liriano…