Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (52-59) at Cleveland Indians (62-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Adalberto Mejia (1-0) (2.60) vs. C Carrasco (13-5) (3.66)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -230 / Minnesota Twins +212 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
Tuesday MLB brings us to Progressive Field where the Cleveland Indians host the Minnesota Twins.
The Minnesota Twins struggled on the mound and at the plate in a series opening 10-0 loss at Cleveland on Monday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson was charged with six runs (four earned) over 5.1 frames while Matt Belisle surrendered another four runs in 1.2 innings.
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The Twins attack consisted of three hits and three bases on balls with Jorge Polanco, Logan Forsythe and Jake Cave logging hits while Miguel Sano walked two times.
Adalberto Mejia toes the rubber in the series opener at Cleveland on Tuesday. Mejia was dominant in a 2-0 loss (ND) to the Indians with one hit allowed through five frames.
The Cleveland Indians are well on their way to wrapping up the AL Central and moved closer to that goal with Wednesday’s one sided victory. Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer picked up the win with 5.2 shutout frames where he struck out ten.
The Indians racked up eleven hits and walked six times with Jason Kipnis and Yonder Alonso going deep while Brandon Guyer smacked a two run bomb followed by Edwin Encarnacion who homered and knocked in four.
A surging Carlos Carrasco draws his second straight start against Minnesota. Carrasco defeated the Twins 2-0 with four hits given up in 7.1 frames while striking out ten.
Minnesota are 9-23 in their last 32 road games and Minnesota are 3-7 in Mejia’s last 10 starts. Over is 34-14-3 in Cleveland last 51 home games and Cleveland are 67-32 in their last 99 home games and Cleveland are 20-7 in Carrasco’s last 27 home starts. Over is 4-1 in Carrasco’s last 5 home starts vs. Twins and Cleveland are 1-5 in Carrasco’s last 6 home starts vs. Twins.
Neither team looks like a sure thing to me so I’d do something on the plus odds or walk away…