Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (54-61) at Minnesota Twins (58-58)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
C Carrasco (11-8) (3.68) vs. T Milone (5-3) (3.76)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +128 / Cleveland Indians -138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians face off on Sunday as they close out their MLB series of American League Central rivals.
The Minnesota Twins did just enough on Saturday as they got the home win against the Indians. Brian Dozier, Eddie Rosario, and Chris Herrmann each hit home runs as the Twins scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey allowed one hit and struck out seven over 6.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 1-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Twins start Tommy Milone who has allowed 81 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 57 over 81.1 innings for a 5-3 record and a 3.76 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians just couldn’t figure out the Twins pitching on Saturday as they lost in Minnesota. Francisco Lindor had two hits and Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez each had hits as the Indians scored one run on four hits. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin allowed five hits and two runs while striking out five over 6.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Indians start Carlos Carrasco who has allowed 124 hits and 59 earned runs while striking out 155 over 144.1 innings for an 11-8 record and a 3.68 ERA.
Minnesota is 7-19 as an underdog, 4-10 in their last 14 games against a right-handed starter, and 1-5 in Milone’s last six starts. Cleveland is 5-2 in their last seven games, 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road favorite, and 4-1 in Carrasco’s last five starts. Cleveland is 13-7 in their last 20 games in Minnesota.
I don’t expect a ton of scoring here so my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.