Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers - 7/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (52-29) at Minnesota Twins (25-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
C Hamels (9-1) (2.60) vs. K Gibson (1-5) (5.12)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -105 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers continue their visit at Target Field with the Minnesota Twins Saturday.
The Texas Rangers have been the best team in the American League West and have been slowly inching away. The Rangers had dropped back to back contests before squeezing out a 3-2, ten inning win at Target Field on Friday night. Texas starter Martin Perez kept his team alive with two runs allowed on six hits and three BB over seven frames. The Rangers did their damage on eight hits and four walks with Ian Desmond going deep while Jurickson Profar knocked in two. Chi Chi Rodriguez makes his second start of the season at Minnesota on Saturday. Rodriguez did not receive a decision in a 9-6 win at the Yankees with five runs plated on ten hits over five innings.
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The Minnesota Twins have shown signs of improvement but not really enough to make a difference. The Twins losing streak reached three games following Friday’s ten inning defeat where the great pitching couldn’t win on their lonesome. Minnesota starter Ervin Santana gave up a pair of runs through 6.1 innings for a no decision with Fernando Abed serving up a 10th inning bomb to absorb the loss. The Twins logged seven hits and three walks with Trevor Plouffe going 3-4 with a homer and two RBI’s. The Twins are slated to start Tyler Duffy against Texas for his first ever meeting with the Rangers. Duffy defeated the Yankees 7-1 last time out with a run allowed on two hits in eight frames.
Texas are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and are 24-8 in their last 32 Saturday games while going 40-16 in their last 56 games on grass. The over is 21-5-1 in Minnesota’s last 27 home games and the over is 41-14-3 in their last 58 overall while going 41-14-3 in the Twins last 58 on grass. The under is 23-8-1 in the last 32 meetings. Given the numbers I’d say some runs will be scored…