Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (36-60) at Boston Red Sox (54-40)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
T Milone (3-2) (4.71) vs. R Porcello (12-2) (3.47)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -240 / Minnesota Twins +220 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN
Coming up on Sunday from historic Fenway Park, the MLB is bringing us the finale between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox in their weekend series.
This will be game four of the set. On Thursday, the Red Sox bagged a 13-2 win. The Twins evened it up Friday with a 2-1 victory. On Saturday, the Twins roared back with five runs in the seventh inning en route to an 11-9 win.
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Pitching for the Twins on Sunday will be lefty Tommy Milone. In his 10 games (nine starts) this year, Milone has put up a 4.71 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP in 49.2 innings. In a win over the Tigers his last time out, Milone managed 8.1 innings with four hits and two earned.
Backing things up at the plate, the Twins have a few key hitters at their disposal. Eduardo Nunez has managed 107 hits with 48 runs, 12 homers and 46 RBI so far. Joe Mauer sits on 88 hits with 47 runs and 30 RBI. Brian Dozier has 86 hits with 50 runs, 17 homers and 51 RBI.
Over on the Red Sox side, we’ll be getting another look at RHP Rick Porcello on Sunday. IN his 19 starts this year, Porcello holds a 3.47 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP in 119.1 innings of work total. Porcello got his fourth straight win his last time out against the Giants, allowing four hits and no earned in 6.1 innings.
The Red Sox have quite the load of talent on offense. Mookie Betts is sitting on 127 hits with 79 runs, 20 homers and 63 RBI. Xander Bogaerts has hit 129 times with 71 runs and 61 RBI. Dustin Pedroia is up there as well on his 116 hits, 62 runs and 40 RBI so far.
The Twins are 5-1 in their last six Sunday games, and 6-2 in their last eight game fours of a series. Minnesota is also 4-0 in Milone’s last four starts against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in MIlone’s last five road starts versus a team with a winning record.
As for the Red Sox, they’re 9-4 in their last 13 Sunday games, and 3-8 in their last 11 against a left-handed starter. Boston is also 6-0 in Porcello’s last six starts, and 13-3 in Porcello’s last 16 home starts.
This should be a pretty good pitching matchup, but I think Porcello and the hot-hitting Sox can take the win here.