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Orioles vs. Twins - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (61-61) at Baltimore Orioles (62-59)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)

M Pelfrey (6-7) (3.82) vs. K Gausman (2-5) (4.48)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles -168 / Minnesota Twins +158 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN/MASN

The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight. The Twins have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 121 hits and 53 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 131 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last eight road games. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 3.62 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 2-0 with a 4.08 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

Orioles vs. Twins - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Baltimore Orioles need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last five. The Orioles have lost five straight when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 142 hits and 62 RBI while Adam Jones and Jimmy Paredes have combined for 105 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last 10 home games. Kevin Gausman takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.48 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 2-5 in Pelfreys last 7 starts. The Orioles are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 4-12 in Gausmans last 16 starts. The Twins are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.

Baltimore is too good of a team to get swept in a four-game series against a subpar team that's been far too inconsistent. I like the home team on a short turnaround.

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Baltimore Orioles -1.5

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