Twins vs. Indians - 9/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (82-59) at Minnesota Twins (53-89)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
C Kluber (15-9) (3.35) vs. Jose Berrios (2-5) (9.21)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +203 / Cleveland Indians -220 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Indians have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians offense continues to produce big, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 176 hits, Jose Ramirez has 64 RBI and Jason Kipnis has 22 home runs. Corey Kluber gets the nod, and he’s 15-9 with a 3.16 ERA and 198 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 7-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 117 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.23 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 150 hits, Joe Mauer has 49 RBI and Miguel Sano has 23 home runs. Jose Berrios takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 9.21 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 7-1 in Klubers last 8 starts. The Twins are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Berrios' last 5 starts. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
The Twins pitching staff keeps getting rocked on a daily basis and it doesn't really matter who pitches. In fact, Berrios has allowed a combined 14 earned runs in his last three starts. The Indians have to be the pick here with the way they've played all month.