Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 9/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (81-58) at Minnesota Twins (52-88)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Mike Clevinger (2-2) (5.30) vs. H Santiago (11-8) (4.91)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +112 / Cleveland Indians -122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians look to stay red hot as they continue their road set at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.
The Tribe look to create some separation in their quest for the AL Central division crown as they take on the divisional basement dwellers from Minnesota in a series that could inch Cleveland closer to wrapping things up. Cleveland has been as consistent as they cone this season as they have shocked a lot of people in baseball circles around the league with their strong play, and while there were great expectations surrounding their starting rotation I don’t think a lot people expected their lineup to be as potent, especially without Michael Brantley. Cleveland though look as good as any to get out of the American League bracket and represent the league in the World Series and another win here against the Twins will help move them forward.
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The Twins meanwhile haven’t had a great season but they have gotten an absolutely ridiculous season out of second baseman Brian Dozier who has been on a tear since the all-star break and trails only Mark Trumbo for the home run lead in the AL. Minnesota has a handful of issues though they need to address in the offseason and most of them surround their starting pitching, and while they did acquire Hector Santiago from the Angels in exchange for Ricky Nolasco they need a few more pieces to compete with the strong rotations that comprise the AL Central.
Cleveland is 8-2 in their last 10 overall, 1-5 in their last six road games, and 26-9 in their last 25 against a lefty while the Twins are 7-20 in their last 27 overall, 4-12 in their last 16 home games, and 17-35 in their last 52 during game two of a series. Minnesota is in tough here and while Dozier and the bats could challenge Mike Clevinger here I think Cleveland will be too much.