Red Sox vs. Twins - 7/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (35-60) at Boston Red Sox (54-39)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
K Gibson (2-6) (5.12) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-3) (7.18)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -184 / Minnesota Twins +174 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox play game two of their series early Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Twins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.84 and have lost eight of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 105 hits, Joe Mauer has 30 RBI and Brian Dozier has 16 home runs. Kyle Gibson gets the nod, and he’s 2-6 with a 5.12 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Red Sox have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Boston Red Sox continue to crush the ball, and they’ve won 13 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 126 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 61 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has nine home runs. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 7.18 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Gibsons last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games and 5-2 in Rodriguezs last 7 starts vs. American League Central. The Twins are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Boston.
I told you yesterday that the Twins don't have enough firepower to hang with the Red Sox when those bats are hot. Guess what? Those bats are still hot. The Red Sox are putting up triple digits with ease. Look for the Red Sox to win yet again.