Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (52-57) at Minnesota Twins (52-55)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
N Martinez (3-4) (5.07) vs. Jose Berrios (9-5) (3.57)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -139 / Texas Rangers +129 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
Up in Minneapolis at Target Field on Sunday afternoon, the Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins will be completing their MLB series.
The two teams split the first pair of games, then on Saturday the Rangers secured a 4-1 victory to take the series lead.
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For the Sunday game, the Rangers will be bringing out RHP Nick Martinez. In his 76.1 innings and 3-4 record this year, Martinez has a 5.07 ERA with 38 Ks and 21 BBs.
Texas has some big bats this season. Elvis Andrus entered the weekend with 127 hits, 63 runs, 15 homers and 59 RBI, while Rougned Odor had 94 hits, 59 runs, 24 homers and 53 RBI. Odor had one hit on Saturday; Andrus had a hit and a run.
RHP Jose Berrios will be taking the mound for the Twins on Sunday. Across 90.2 innings and a 9-5 record this year, Berrios owns a 3.57 ERA with 82 Ks and 27 BBs.
The Twins have some key bats this season as well. Brian Dozier led the way coming into the weekend with 101 hits, 53 runs, 19 homers and 54 RBI, while Miguel Sano had 100 hits, 67 runs, 25 homers and 71 RBI. Sano sat out on Saturday while Dozier logged a hit.
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last four road games, and 4-8 in their last 12 road games versus a team with a losing home record. Texas is also 7-19 in their last 26 road games versus a team with a losing record and 2-5 in their last seven versus a right-handed starter.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 2-5 in their last seven versus the AL West and 3-9 in their last 10 overall. Minnesota is also 2-5 in their last even versus a team with a losing record and 2-6 in their last eight home games versus a team with a losing record.
In his last start, Martinez had a rough go against the Mariners with 5.1 innings, seven earned and eight hits. As for Berrios, He stumbled a bit in LA but came back with a solid outing in San Diego with 7.0 innings, two hits and one earned. I like Berrios to keep it going here, as long as the Twins can get him some run support this time. I’ll take Minnesota for the finale victory.