Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/14/14
Boston Red Sox (19-18) at Minnesota Twins (17-19)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Jake Peavy (R) (1-1) (3.091) vs. Kevin Correia (R) (1-4) (6.340)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +122 / Boston Red Sox -132 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-N
The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins will play game two Wednesday night at Target Field.
Despite an 8-6 loss on Tuesday, the Red Sox have won four of their last six games and are currently sitting with a .500 record. The Red Sox continue to hit the ball well, scoring four or more runs in five of their last six games. David Ortiz has three homeruns in his last three games and Dustin Pedroia has scored at least one run in three straight games. The Red Sox are now 18-8 this season when scoring more than three runs. Felix Doubront will get the start Wednesday, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in 35.1 innings. Doubront has walked 15 batters and allowed 40 hits.
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The Twins have won three of their last four games and are just one win away from becoming a .500 ball club. However, it’s no secret that the Twins pitching needs to improve, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Twins are 6-18 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Kurt Suzuki has six hits in his last three games and Joe Mauer has seven of his 12 RBI in his last 10 games. Kevin Correia will get the start, and he’s 1-4 with a 6.34 ERA and has 20 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. Correia has also walked 12 batters and allowed 50 hits.
The Red Sox are 6-1 in Doubront's last 7 road starts and 6-2 in Doubront's last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Twins are 2-8 in Correia's last 10 home starts and 1-6 in Correia's last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
Correia has allowed hit after hit this season and the Red Sox are hitting the ball well. Take the Red Sox for the reasonable price.