Twins at Yankees - 6/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (23-49) at New York Yankees (35-36)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
T Milone (0-1) (5.78) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (4-2) (2.91)
The Line: New York Yankees -229 / Minnesota Twins +194 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Twins have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs every game since May 31. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.28 and have lost 12 of their last 19 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 78 hits, Joe Mauer has 26 RBI and Brian Dozier has eight home runs. Tommy Milone gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Milone is 0-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The New York Yankees offense has woken up recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Beltran leads New York with 71 hits, Starlin Castro has 28 RBI and Didi Gregorius has six home runs. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.91 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 10-26 in their last 36 vs. American League East and 3-8 in Milones last 11 road starts. The Yankees are 2-10 in their last 12 games following an off day and 6-2 in Tanakas last 8 starts. The Twins are 13-40 in the last 53 meetings in New York and 14-44 in the last 58 meetings overall.
The Twins have allowed four or more runs in 22 straight games. With the way the Yanks are hitting right now, you have to like the over in this spot. Minnesota's pitching staff is god awful no matter who takes the hill. Expect some fireworks here.