Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (36-25) at Minnesota Twins (18-43)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
R Porcello (7-2) (4.04) vs. Pat Dean (1-2) (4.75)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +145 / Boston Red Sox -155 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, NESN
The Boston Red Sox end their visit to Target Field with the Minnesota Twins.
The Boston Red Sox are trying to regain first in the American League East but have been a .500 club the past few weeks. The Red Sox broke out the lumber Saturday in a 15-4 win at Target Field for consecutive victories. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez was charged with all four runs on six hits and four BB over 4.2 frames before five relievers put up zeros. The Red Sox pounded out 15 hits and walked four times with Xander Bogaerts going 4-5 with a homer, three RBI’s and four runs while Jackie Bradley Jr. went 1-3 wit a homer and three runs driven in while scoring twice. Mookie Betts and Sandy Leon each drove in two runs while every starter reached base. Rick Pocello is scheduled to be on the hill against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Porcello comes off of a 5-3 win at San Francisco with all three runs scored on six hits over six innings.
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The Minnesota Twins are far better then their record in my view but just can’t get going. Things didn’t get any better Saturday with neither the arms or bats had anything going and the result was the Twins losing eight of eleven. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson fell to 0-4nwithfive runs given up on seven hits through 5.2 innings with JT Chargois giving up another five on three hits and a pair of free passes in 2/3 of an inning. The Twins bats managed seven hits and walked eight times with Kurt Suzuki leading the way with a three run bomb. Rookie Pat Dean gets his 5th start of the season and first ever versus the Red Sox. Dean comes off a 6-4 win versus Miami with all four runs plated on seven hits in 4.1 frames.
The over is 15-7-4 in Boston’s last 26 on grass and the over is 17-8-4 in their last 29 overall while the Red Sox are 7-3 in Porcello’s last 10 starts on grass. Minnesota are 5-16 in their last 21 home games and the over is 20-7-1 in their last 28 home games while going 34-13-4 in their last 51 overall. Right or wrong I have to go with Boston or walk away…