Twins vs. Indians - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (53-59) at Minnesota Twins (57-57)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Corey Kluber vs Trevor May
The Line: Minnesota Twins +128 / Cleveland Indians -138 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, FSN
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Indians have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 132 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 117 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost four of their last five road games. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 7-12 with a 3.46 ERA and 186 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 5-2 with a 3.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Twins have lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 112 hits and 50 RBI while Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter have combined for 119 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have split their last eight home games. Trevor May takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 4.09 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. May is 3-2 with a 6.65 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 12-31 in their last 43 during game 1 of a series and 3-9 in Klubers last 12 road starts. The Twins are 4-17 in their last 21 games as an underdog and 1-4 in Mays last 5 home starts. The over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
Four of Kluber's seven victories have come in his last seven starts, which means he's finally starting to get some run support. Hard to turn down the Indians with him on the mound for the cheap price.