Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 4/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (8-8) at Minnesota Twins (6-14)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Cody Anderson (0-1) (7.53) vs. R Nolasco (1-0) (2.66)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -105 / Cleveland Indians -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians continue their AL Central series at Target Field.
If you are a Cleveland Indians fan you probably don’t want to see Minnesota because they have the Indians number. The trend continued in a 4-3 defeat at Target Field on Monday as the Tribe squandered a 2-0 lead. Cleveland starter Danny Salazar did not have his best stuff with three runs given up on three hits and four BB over 4.2 fames before Zach McAllister surrendered a walk off jack in the 9th to absorb the loss. The Indians posted 12 hits and walked three times with Yan Gomes slugging a solo homer and five players recording two hits apiece. The Cleveland Indians are hoping Cody Anderson rights the ship when he opposes the Twins Tuesday. Anderson has been a non factor the past two times out with ten runs plated on 18 hits over 8.1 innings.
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On paper the Minnesota Twins were outplayed but on the scoreboard they were the team celebrating because Cleveland did not take advantage of their 12-5 edge in hits. Twins starter Tommy Milone gave up a pair of runs on seven hits and a pair of free passes through 4.2 frames with Ryan Pressly serving up a solo jack. The Twins made the most of five hits and four bases on balls with Joe Mauer ripping a two run double and scoring while Oswaldo Garcia blasted a 9th inning walk off homer which Minnesota hopes to build on. Ricky Nolasco shoots for consecutive victories when he faces the rival Cleveland Indians in game two of their series. Nolasco comes off of an 8-1 win at Milwaukee with the lone run allowed on five hits over 8.1 frames.
Minnesota are 5-17 in their last 22 overall and are 5-17 in their last 22 games on grass while going 8-2 in Nolasco’s last 10 starts. Cleveland are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Twins disgusted me Sunday and Cleveland disgusted me Monday. I’m just not willing to put money on either in this match up…