Twins vs. Indians - 9/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (74-75) at Minnesota Twins (77-73)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Cody Anderson (5-3) (3.48) vs. K Gibson (10-10) (3.77)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -126 / Cleveland Indians +116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the Cleveland Indians Thursday night.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Indians have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley leads Cleveland with 164 hits and 84 RBI while Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have combined for 123 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have split their last eight road games. Cody Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 5-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This is Anderson’s second career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 148 hits and 65 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 154 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last eight home games. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 10-10 with a 3.73 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 1-1 with a 5.61 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Twins are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass and 1-5 in Gibsons last 6 Thursday starts. The Indians are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
The Twins have to keep on winning if they have any hope to make the playoffs. The Indians still have an outside shot, but this is still far more important for Minny. Have to expect the Twins to find a way here.