Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (34-25) at Minnesota Twins (18-41)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1) (5.40) vs. K Gibson (0-3) (6.10)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +127 / Boston Red Sox -137 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to continue their dominance as they waxed the Minnesota Twins last night and will look for an encore on Saturday.
The Red Sox continue their series at Target Field on Saturday after trouncing the Twins to the tune of an 8-1 final yesterday and they will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the bump to face off against Kyle Gibson. The Sox have been among the league’s best teams to start the season and are as strong as any in the American League and if they can get the back end of their rotation on pace with the rest they are going to be a very tough team to take down as they are loaded in the bullpen and possess the league’s best offense.
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The Twins meanwhile are a train wreck right now and things don’t get any easier after getting shelled last night and being able unable to solve Steven Wright as they get Rodriguez here who has looked OK to start the year and will be out to prove he belongs in the rotation. Minnesota will counter with Kyle Gibson who is 0-3 with a 6.10 ERA and has an ugly 18-41 record that has them firmly at the bottom of the league standings. Minny will look to get things rolling though against Rodriguez who hasn’t been great and is susceptible to giving up the long ball and that might be the only way the Twins stay competitive here.
The Red Sox are 11-4 in their last 15 Saturday games, 5-1 in Rodriguez’ last six starts during game two of a series, and 5-2 in his last seven overall. The Twins meanwhile are 4-1 in their last five home games against a lefty, 18-44 in their last 62 overall, and 8-21 in their last 29 against the AL East. Boston doesn’t have a dominating pitching edge here but their offense will more than make up for it as they continue to roll against the Twins.