Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (21-23) at Minnesota Twins (25-18)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
J Kelly (1-3) (5.13) vs. R Nolasco (4-1) (6.00)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +103 / Boston Red Sox -113 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, NESN
The Boston Red Sox loo to begin stringing wins together when they visit Target Field to face the Minnesota Twins.
The Boston Red Sox have yet to display the winning form needed to be a challenger in the American League East. Perhaps the Red Sox are on the verge of a hot streak after a 6-1 victory against the visiting Angels gave them back to back wins. Starter Wade Miley has been throwing well and that continued with the lone run allowed on just four hits over eight frames to even his record at 4-4. The offense racked up 12 hits with Mike Napoli going deep with four RBI’s and two runs while Xander Bogaerts went 4-4 with a pair of runs. Boston turns to Joe Kelly in the series opener at Target Field on Monday. Kelly is hoping the ship has been righted from a bad start with a pair of quality outings with three runs scored on 13 hits and four BB in 13.1 innings.
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The Minnesota Twins are making the American League Central a three team race and many are wondering if they can keep it up. The Twins are showing no signs of going away after an 8-1 victory at the White Son was their 4th win in five contests. Both the arms and bats contributed with starter Kyle Gibson allowing a solo homer through eight innings while whiffing eight. The Twins totaled nine hits and walked twice with Brian Dozier going 2-5 with a homer an four RBI’s with two runs while Eddie Rosario drove in two and scored. Ricky Nolasco shoots for his third straight win when the Red Sox pay a visit to Target Field. Nolasco defeated Pittsburgh 8-5 the last time out with four runs allowed (three earned) on ten hits in 5.2 frames.
The under is 9-2 in Boston’s last 11 on grass and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games as a favorite while going 17-5-1 in the Red Sox last 23 overall. Minnesota are 9-2 in their last 11 home games and are 15-6 in their last 21 overall while going 15-6 in their last 21 games on grass. Boston are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota. If Kelley throws as he has I think the Red Sox can win but I’m not touching them until I see consistency…