Yankees vs. Twins - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (59-59) at New York Yankees (65-52)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
E Santana (2-3) (5.66) vs. Nathan Eovaldi
The Line: New York Yankees -165 / Minnesota Twins +145 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Minnesota Twins Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. 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 split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 115 hits and 51 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 126 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost four straight road games. Ervin Santana gets the ball, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.66 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Santana is 5-8 with a 6.34 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 119 hits and 52 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 117 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last six home games. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he’s 12-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. This will be Eovaldi’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-19 in their last 26 games as an underdog and 0-7 in their last 7 vs. American League East. The Yankees are 17-5 in their last 22 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Eovaldis last 6 starts. The Twins are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in New York.
The Yankees are rolling right now, and Eovaldi has been pretty much a good luck charm for them all season. On a short turnaround, give me the home team that's feeling good.