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San Diego Padres vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (50-54) at San Diego Padres (48-58)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm (PETCO Park)

E Santana (11-7) (3.37) vs. Luis Perdomo (5-5) (4.85)

The Line: San Diego Padres +105 / Minnesota Twins -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, FSSD

The Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 98 hits and 52 RBI while Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario have combined for 189 hits and 104 RBI. Ervin Santana gets the ball, and he is 11-7 with a 3.37 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Santana is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.  

San Diego Padres vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 93 hits and 49 RBI while Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot have combined for 165 hits and 69 RBI. Luis Perdomo gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 4.76 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. This will be Perdomo’s first career game against the Twins.

The Twins are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record, 7-3 in Santanas last 10 road starts and 1-4 in Santanas last 5 starts. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 5-0 in Perdomos last 5 home starts and 0-6 in Perdomos last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Twins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego.

Perdomo has been hit hard for much of the season and has allowed a combined 10 earned runs in his last three starts. Santana has an ERA of 2.59 on the road this season and has won seven of his last 10 on the road. The Twins need wins like this if they hope to stay in the playoff race. I'll back the Twins and the better pitcher for the cheap price.

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