Pirates at Twins - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-41) at Minnesota Twins (52-46)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Morton (6-4) (4.59) vs. M Pelfrey (5-7) (3.94)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +106 / Pittsburgh Pirates -116 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-N
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Pirates have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 102 hits and 52 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker have combined for 100 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost five of their last six road games. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.59 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Morton’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Twins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 99 hits and 43 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 110 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last nine home games. Mike Pelfrey takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 3-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 3-9 in Mortons last 12 road starts. The Twins are 8-3 in their last 11 home games and 6-2 in Pelfreys last 8 home starts. The Pirates are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings.
The Twins need to stop the bleeding rather quickly before things start to get out of hand in a tough AL. Pelfrey has allowed three or less earned runs in seven of his last 10 starts and has been great at home. Give me the Twins at home for the plus money.