Twins vs. A's - 5/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (11-16) at Minnesota Twins (14-12)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
J Chavez (0-2) (2.55) vs. Trevor May (2-1) (4.43)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -106 / Oakland Athletics -104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-North
The Minnesota Twins and the Oakland A’s face off on Tuesday at Target Field for game two of their MLB series.
The Minnesota Twins got out of the gate slow on Monday falling behind early but they rallied for four more runs in the sixth inning and made the score hold up as they beat the A’s in game one of their series. Torii Hunter had a home run, Eduardo Escobar had three hits, and Kenyy Vargas and Brian Dozier each had two hits as the Twins scored eight runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings to get the win and Glen Perkins earned the save. For Tuesday’s game the Twins start Trevor May who has allowed 25 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 17 over 20.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 4.43 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s jumped out to an early lead on Monday but they were unable to make it hold up as they fell to he Twins. Stephen Vogt had three hits including a home run, Mark Canha hit a home run, and Billy Burns and Bret Lawrie each had two hits as the Athletics scored seven runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn allowed 10 hits and six runs while striking out five over 5.0 innings to take the loss. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed 13 hits and five runs while striking out 18 over 17.2 innings for a 0-2 record and a 2.55 ERA.
Minnesota is 5-0 in their last five games, 5-1 in their last six games as an underdog, and 5-0 in May’s last five starts against a team with a losing record. Oakland is 3-8 in their last 11 games, 1-6 against the AL Central, and 0-4 in Chavez’s last four road starts. Oakland is 5-1 in their last six games in Minnesota.
The total in this one is set at 8.5 and I can see this one going over but really that is just a lean. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. As always my Premium Pick are available for individual purchase at Picks and Parlays.