Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (8-24) at Cleveland Indians (16-15)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
R Nolasco (1-1) (4.70) vs. J Tomlin (5-0) (3.72)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -145 / Minnesota Twins +135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Minnesota Twins look to begin a long winning streak when they visit the rival Cleveland Indians.
Everyone knows the Minnesota Twins are off to a dreadfully slow start and are in the midst of a seven games slide after a 9-2 loss to visiting Baltimore Wednesday. Nothing went favorably for the Twins with starter Phil Hughes charged with five runs on six hits including three homers over four frames while the pen couldn’t stop the bleeding with four more runs plated. Minnesota mustered eight hits and three free passes with Miguel Sano going deep while Danny Santana singled in Eddie Rosario. Ricky Nolasco gets the ball for Friday’s series opener at Cleveland. Nolasco comes off of a 10-4 loss at the White Sox with seven runs plated (five earned) on nine hits over five frames.
USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Indians have the talent to square off with any team so 2016 has some very high expectations. The Indians will be looking to get back in the win column after a tough 5-3, 16 inning defeat at Houston Wednesday in the series rubber match. Tribe starter Danny Salazar gave up a run on four hits and struck out ten in five innings before Cody Anderson fell to 0-3 when he surrendered a two run homer in the 16th. Cleveland logged 14 hits and walked once with Mike Napoli smacking a solo bomb and scoring twice while Jason Kipnis went 5-7 and drove in a run. Josh Tomlin is scheduled to be on the mound to face the Twins on Friday night. Tomlin had an uneven start in a 5-4 win versus Kansas City with all sour runs scored on seven hits in six frames.
The over is 15-4-2 in Minnesota’s last 21 overall and is 15-4-2 in their last 21 on grass while the Twins are 5-16 in their last 21 road games. Cleveland are 10-2 in their last 12 Friday games and the over is 14-2 in Tomlin’s last 16 home starts while going 7-1 in Tomlin’s last 8 starts on grass. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland and Minnesota are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. I know Minnesota will win some games but I hope it’s not now…