Indians vs. Twins - 5/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (9-26) at Cleveland Indians (17-16)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Tyler Duffey (0-2) (2.60) vs. T Bauer (3-0) (3.86)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -141 / Minnesota Twins +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Twins have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.93 and have lost 11 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 36 hits, Miguel Sano has 15 RBI and Byung Ho Park has nine home runs. Tyler Duffey gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 2.60 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Duffey is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have had success when their offense shows up, as they’ve won eight straight when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 40 hits, Mike Napoli has 22 RBI and Carlos Santana has five home runs. Trevor Bauer takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 1-3 with a 5.23 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-21 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Duffeys last 7 starts vs. American League Central. The Indians are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. American League Central and 5-1 in Bauers last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Indians are 1-4 in Bauers last 5 starts vs. Twins.
The Twins haven't had much success at all this season and that's been the case even with Duffy on the hill despite pitching well. Bauer is the far better pitcher here and gives the Indians a good advantage at home. Give me the home team and fair price.