Rangers at Twins - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (55-55) at Minnesota Twins (55-56)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Y Gallardo (8-9) (3.47) vs. K Gibson (8-9) (3.85)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSN
The Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rangers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 137 hits and 66 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 69 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last eight road games. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 108 hits and 47 RBI while Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter have combined for 121 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last seven home games. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.78 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 13-29 in their last 42 games following an off day and 0-4 in Gallardos last 4 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Twins are 1-7 in their last 8 games following an off day and 5-2 in Gibsons last 7 starts on grass. The Rangers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Twins need a win if they're going to stop the bleeding and get back in the playoff race. Gibson has allowed two or less runs in six of his last nine starts. Give me Minny at home.