Rangers vs. Twins - 6/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (33-27) at Texas Rangers (32-29)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
P Hughes (4-6) (4.81) vs. N Martinez (5-2) (2.65)
The Line: Texas Rangers -115 / Minnesota Twins +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-SW
The Texas Rangers look to sweep the Minnesota Twins Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Twins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 61 hits and 30 RBI while Torii Hunter and Joe Mauer have combined for 71 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have split their last 10 road games. Phil Hughes gets the nod, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.81 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 2-3 with a 2.72 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rangers have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 84 hits and 43 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 56 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last eight home games. Nick Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 2.65 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Martinez’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in Hughes' last 7 road starts. The Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 9-3 in Martinezs last 12 starts. The Twins are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Texas.
The Rangers remain one of the hotter teams in the league, and Martinez has won nine of his lasst 12 starts overall. You have to go with the Rangers and the small chalk.