Twins vs. Rays - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (20-16) at Minnesota Twins (19-16)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
A Colome (2-1) (5.62) vs. Trevor May (2-3) (5.40)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -112 / Tampa Bay Rays +102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, FSN-N
The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 36 hits and 15 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 29 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost four of their last six games on the road. Alex Colome gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.63 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Colome’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Twins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Twins have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 39 hits and 19 RBI while Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 39 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won seven of their last eight games on their home field. Trevor May takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be May’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 5-1 in Colomes last 6 starts. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 1-7 in Mays last 8 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Rays are 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in Minnesota and 35-16 in the last 51 meetings overall.
The Twins remain one of the hottest teams in the league. I'm backing Minny at home until this hotness cools off.