Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (49-83) at Cleveland Indians (75-56)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Pat Dean (1-4) (6.25) vs. C Kluber (14-8) (3.28)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -275 / Minnesota Twins +250 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Minnesota Twins end their trip to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.
The Minnesota Twins have been unable to get their arms and bats on the same page and haven’t been able to generate wins. That trend continued in a 5-4 loss at Cleveland with the starting pitching doing them in as Twins starter Andrew Albers giving up four runs on six hits including two homers over two frames. Minnesota banged out ten hits and walked three times with Brian Dozier going solo while Joe Mauer drove in a run and scored. Minnesota closes the series with Cleveland with rookie Pat Dean on the mound in Wednesday action. Dean has struggled the past two times out with 13 runs plated on 16 hits over 5.1 frames.
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The Cleveland Indians look beatable right now and need a big boost in momentum. The Indians squeezed out a tight win Tuesday night after dropping five of their seven previous contests. Tribe starter Josh Tomlin was a disaster with four runs scoring on seven hits through 1.2 innings while five relievers put up zeros. Cleveland logged nine hits and walked eight times with Jason Kipnis going solo while Rajai Davis went 3-5 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs. Korey Kluber looks to add another win when he opposes Minnesota for the second time this year. Kluber defeated Texas 12-1 last time out with a run allowed over six frames.
Minnesota are 0-8 in their last 8 road games and are 3-13 in their last 16 games on grass while going 5-17 in their last 22 overall. The under is 7-3 in Cleveland’s last 10 home games and the Indians are 37-18 in their last 55 home games while the under is 9-3 in Kluber’s last 12 Wed. starts. I back Kluber who is the key in this game…