Twins vs. Blue Jays - 5/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (22-27) at Minnesota Twins (28-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
M Buehrle (5-4) (5.14) vs. Trevor May (3-3) (4.95)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, FSN-N
The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 59 hits and 35 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin have combined for 55 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost five straight road games. Mark Buehrle gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 28-19 with a 3.67 ERA and 201 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Twins have won 16 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 48 hits and 27 RBI while Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 55 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last six home games. Trevor May takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.95 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be May’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 20-42 in their last 62 Friday games and 10-2 in Buehrles last 12 starts vs. American League Central. The Twins are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 5-2 in Mays last 7 starts. The Blue Jays are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Minnesota and 37-14 in the last 51 meetings overall.
I'm taking the Twins in this game, as they continue to be one of the biggest surprises in the league and have been on a flat out roll. We can't trust the Blue Jays, especially with Buehrle, who runs hot and cold.