Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 9/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (74-74) at Minnesota Twins (76-73)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
D Salazar (13-8) (3.47) vs. E Santana (5-4) (4.55)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +111 / Cleveland Indians -121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians face off on Tuesday at Target Field in MLB action.
The Minnesota Twins continue to chase an American League Wildcard spot as the season dwindles down to its’ final two weeks. The Twins are 4-6 in their last 10 gams, 44-31 at home, and they are 2.5 games behind the Astros in the AL Wildcard standings. As a team the Twins are hitting .248 with Joe Mauer hitting .266, Trevor Plouffe hitting .248, and Torii Hunter hitting .247. The Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.13 with the starters at 4.19 and the bullpen at 4.04. For game one against the Indians the Twins start Ervin Santana who has allowed 89 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 67 over 87 innings for a 5-4 record and a 4.55 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians are finishing the season strong and they are playing for a shot at the American League Wildcard. The Indians are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 32-42 on the road, and they are four games back in the AL Wildcard standings. As a team the Indians are hitting .258 with Michael Brantley hitting .315, Jason Kipnis hitting .303, and Carlos Santana hitting .236. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 3.77 with the starters at 4.00 and the bullpen at 3.26. For game one against the Twins the Indians start Danny Salazar who has allowed 140 hits and 65 earned runs while striking out 182 over 168.1 innings for a 13-8 record and a 3.48 ERA.
Minnesota is 7-2 in game one of a series, 1-5 in their last six games, and 4-1 in Santana’s last five starts. Cleveland is 4-0 following an off day, 5-2 in their last seven games against a right-handed starter, and 5-2 in Salazar’s last seven starts.
This one should be a dog fight but I look for the Twins to get the best of it at home.