Indians vs. Twins - 9/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (79-75) at Cleveland Indians (77-76)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
P Hughes (11-9) (4.32) vs. C Kluber (8-15) (3.55)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -167 / Minnesota Twins +157 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Twins have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 150 hits and 65 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 157 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last nine road games. Phil Hughes gets the ball, and he’s 11-9 with a 4.43 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 6-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Indians have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 165 hits and 51 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 164 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have split their last eight home games. Corey Kluber takes the hill, and he’s 8-15 with a 3.55 ERA and 230 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 6-3 with a 3.49 ERA and 93 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 9-4 in Hughes' last 13 starts. The Indians are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Klubers last 5 starts. The Indians are 4-1 in Klubers last 5 home starts vs. Twins.
While Kluber is great and all, this is a must-win game for the Twins, as they're battling with other teams for the final two spots in the AL wild card. I'll take the team that has something to play for and the plus money.