Twins vs. Blue Jays - 5/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (21-23) at Minnesota Twins (10-31)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
J Happ (5-1) (3.40) vs. Pat Dean (0-1) (4.50)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +147 / Toronto Blue Jays -157 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins play game three of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use another win after losing six of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has been hit or miss this season but they have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Michael Saunders leads Toronto with 45 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 32 RBI and Josh Donaldson has 10 home runs. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 3.40 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Happ is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Twins have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.90 and have lost 15 straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 39 hits, Miguel Sano has 19 RBI and Byung Ho Park has nine home runs. Pat Dean takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Dean’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-7 in their last 8 Saturday games and 5-2 in Happs last 7 starts. The Twins are 8-22 in their last 30 during game 3 of a series and 0-7 in their last 7 home games. The Blue Jays are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Minnesota.
The Twins are absolute garbage and have a pitching staff that allows a boatload of runs. Toronto is finding its groove as of late offensively, and that's bad news for Minny. The Blue Jays have to be the pick here as more of a fade from the Twins.