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Indians vs. Twins - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (54-54) at Cleveland Indians (49-58)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

E Santana (2-2) (3.89) vs. T Bauer (8-8) (3.98)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -145 / Minnesota Twins +135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, STOh

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians meet for game two Saturday night.

The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Twins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Brian Dozier leads Minny with 106 hits and 58 RBI while Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 107 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost six of their last eight road games. Ervin Santana gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Santana is 3-9 with a 4.09 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

Indians vs. Twins - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 132 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 108 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last six home games. Trevor Bauer takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.98 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 0-3 with a 6.07 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 0-6 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-14 in their last 16 games as an underdog. The Indians are 4-10 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 0-4 in Bauers last 4 starts. The Indians are 1-4 in Bauers last 5 starts vs. Twins.

Santana hasn't exactly been sharp in his six starts this season, which includes allowing 11 runs in his last two outings. Meanwhile, Bauer has allowed two or less runs in four of his last six games. Give me the home team here. 

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Cleveland Indians -145

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