Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/15/14
Boston Red Sox (19-19) at Minnesota Twins (18-19)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
Clay Buchholz (R) (2-3) (6.443) vs. Philip Hughes (R) (4-1) (3.920)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +120 / Boston Red Sox -130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to end their series at Target Field with back to back wins over the Minnesota Twins.
Boston has been meandering about in the early going of 2014 but they have shown signs of coming around the past few weeks with wins in seven of ten following a 9-4 win at Minnesota on Wednesday. Both the arms and bats were in top form with Felix Doubront allowing a single run on seven hits in 6.1 frames to improve to 2-3. The bats pounded out 12 hits and walked three times with David Ortiz going deep and knocking in two while Grady Sizemore and AJ Pierzynski recorded a pair of RBI's each. The Red Sox turn to Clay Buchholz on the mound for the final game of the series versus the Twins. Buchholz has struggled in 2014 with a 2-3 record and 6.44 ERA with 52 hits allowed in 36.1 innings.
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Although Minnesota has looked improved and continue to hover around the .500 mark they are behind the eight ball with Detroit again looking like the team to beat in the American League Central. That means the Twins have to go on winning streaks and avoid slowdowns. The Twins saw a two game winning streak end Wednesday with both the pitching and hitting struggling. Starter Kevin Correia was charged with five runs on nine hits in four frames with three relievers giving up four more runs (three earned). The Twins attack totaled ten hits and a trio of free passes with Trevor Plouffe cracking a homer and double and knocking in two. . Phil Hughes toes the rubber in the final game of their series with the Red Sox on Thursday. Hughes has been outstanding as of late with a 3-0 mark and 1.33 ERA covering 20.1 frames pitched.
Buchholz has yet to regain his form from a year ago and when I see Hughes starting I tend to shy away but he has been doing well so I'm actually looking his way and that's hard to type...