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Blue Jays vs. Twins - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (54-50) at Toronto Blue Jays (54-52)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

P Hughes (10-6) (3.98) vs. M Estrada (8-6) (3.53)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -172 / Minnesota Twins +162 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN

The Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays play game two of their series Tuesday night.

The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Twins have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 103 hits and 44 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 112 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last six road games. Phil Hughes gets the nod, and he’s 10-6 with a 4.11 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 6-7 with a 4.69 ERA and 123 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays vs. Twins - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Blue Jays have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 122 hits and 77 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista have combined for 128 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last six home games. Marco Estrada takes the hill, and he’s 8-6 with a 3.53 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 0-2 with a 6.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 3-7 in Hughes' last 10 road starts. The Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in Estradas last 11 starts. The Twins are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings in Toronto and 16-39 in the last 55 meetings overall. 

The Blue Jays offense has found a groove as of late, and Estrada has allowed two or less runs in four of his last five starts. The Twins are in a serious funk. We're going with the same pick we went with Monday and hopefully it pays off once again.

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