Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (34-25) at Minnesota Twins (18-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
S Wright (6-4) (2.29) vs. Tyler Duffey (2-4) (4.79)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +130 / Boston Red Sox -140 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to build on their impressive start to the season as they head into Minnesota to do battle with the lowly Twins on Friday night.
The Red Sox are coming off an off day and will be plenty well rested on Friday night as they head into Target Field to face off against the Twins who were waxed by the Miami Marlins last night and continued their dismal start to the year. Boston has been very impressive to start the year and have the league’s best offense right now as the likes of David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, and Mookie Betts have all been lights out at the plate and with a pretty respectable rotation as well led by David Price the Sox look as good as anyone in the American League this season. Boston will look to grab their 35th victory of the season as they send Steven Wright to the mound who is slated to match up with Tyler Duffey who is 2-4 with a 4.79 ERA this season.
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The Twins meanwhile have been a doormat all season and things don’t get any easier here in this set with the Red Sox who are far and away the better team and outmatch the Twins in every capacity. Minnesota does have some nice pieces in the system still and won’t be in the league basement for long but this year they have taken a huge hit after a surprising outcome last year and it would come as no surprise to see them finish with the worst mark in the league this year. Minnesota will have to contend with Steven Wright in this one and his knuckleball has been dancing all season long and with the very limited hitting options in Minny it could be another special outing for the Red Sox pitcher.
Boston is 2-5 in their last seven overall, 0-5 in their last five Friday games, and 4-1 in Wright’s last five against a team with a losing record while the Twins are 6-0 in their last six against a team with a winning record, 9-21 in their last 30 home games against a team with a winning record, and 18-43 in their last 61 overall. The Twins are in for some pain in this series as the Sox get back on track with their potent offense laying a beat down.