Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 4/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (9-7) at Minnesota Twins (5-12)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
D Salazar (2-1) (1.47) vs. T Milone (0-1) (5.87)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +123 / Cleveland Indians -133 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians look for a rare win at Target Field and the Minnesota Twins.
A little bit of hitting and a little bit of pitching can go a long way and the Cleveland Indians can attest to that after leaving Detroit with a 6-3 win in their back pocket Sunday. This was pitcher by committee with Indians starter Carlos Carrasco going 2.2 frames before leaving with a hamstring problem leaving five relievers to finish up. The Tribe bats came to the rescue with an eleven hit, six walk attack that saw Jose Ramirez go 2-5 with a pair of RBI’s and two runs while Marlon Byrd was 2-3 with two driven in and one run scored. The Cleveland Indians are hoping Danny Salazar can continue his hot start to the year when he faces Minnesota. Salazar comes off a 2-1 loss to Seattle where he gave up both runs on three hits and three BB in seven frames.
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The Minnesota Twins went from winner to loser Sunday and in the end were swept away by the Nationals following a 6-5, 16 inning marathon that saw a 4-1, 8th and 5-4, 15 inning leads disappear. Twins starter Tyler Duffey allowed one run through four frames before Trevor May and Kevin Jepsen allowed three runs to send the game to extras with Ryan O’Rourke allowing an unearned run in the 16th followed by Michael Tonkin surrendering a walk off homer. Minnesota totaled eleven hits and walked three times with Brian Dozier going 2-6 with a homer and three RBI while Eduardo Nunez was 4-7 with an RBI and a pair of runs. Left hander Tommy Milone is scheduled to be on the bump for the Minnesota Twins Monday. Milone has struggled the past two times out with eight runs scored on 13 hits over 10.2 innings.
Cleveland are 6-18 in their last 24 Monday games. Minnesota are 5-16 in their last 21 overall and are 5-16 in their last 21 games on grass. Cleveland are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Twins have dominated this match up but I’m still inclined to back the Tribe or walk away…