Twins vs. Red Sox - 5/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (21-23) at Minnesota Twins (25-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Buchholz (2-5) (4.59) vs. M Pelfrey (3-1) (3.00)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +105 / Boston Red Sox -125 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-N
The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Red Sox have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 50 hits and 17 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 47 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last eight road games. Clay Buchholz gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.58 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 3-1 with a 4.25 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Twins have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Twins have won 15 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 46 hits and 26 RBI while Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 52 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last six home games. Mike Pelfrey takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Pelfrey’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 2-9 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 1-7 in Buchholzs last 8 starts. The Twins are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Pelfreys last 7 starts. The Red Sox are 5-2 in Buchholzs last 7 starts vs. Twins.
The Twins remain one of the hotter teams in the league and we're getting plus money with Pelfrey on the mound, who has also been pretty good. I like the value of the Twins here.