Red Sox vs. Twins - 7/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (35-59) at Boston Red Sox (53-39)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Tyler Duffey (5-6) (5.23) vs. S Wright (11-5) (2.78)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -218 / Minnesota Twins +201 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox begin a four-game series Thursday night at Fenway Park.
The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Twins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Twins offense has been crushing as of late, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 105 hits, Joe Mauer has 30 RBI and Brian Dozier has 16 home runs. Tyler Duffey gets the ball, and he’s 5-6 with a 5.23 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Duffey’s second career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to crush, and they’ve won 12 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 123 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 59 RBI and David Ortiz has 23 home runs. Steven Wright takes the hill, and he’s 11-5 with a 2.78 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Wright is 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. American League East and 5-0 in Duffeys last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 8-2 in Wrights last 10 starts. The Twins are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Boston.
The Twins have played decent as of late, but playing the Red Sox in Fenway is a different ball game. Just ask the Giants. The Twins don't play well against the AL East and will have their hands full with that Boston lineup. Give me the Red Sox to keep the train rolling.