Cleveland Indians (5-4) at Minnesota Twins (6-2)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Aaron Civale (1-0) (3.00) vs. Homer Bailey (1-0) (3.60)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -115 / Cleveland Indians -105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored three runs in their last three games and two or less runs in four straight games. The Indians have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 12 hits and five RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Francisco Lindor have combined for 17 hits and seven RBI. Aaron Civale gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Civale is 0-0 with a 1.64 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Twins have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have won five straight games when scoring at least one run. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 10 hits and 11 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Luis Arraez have combined for 15 hits and seven RBI. Homer Bailey gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Bailey is 4-4 with a 4.91 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 8-20 in their last 28 games as a road underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series, 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite and 37-14 in their last 51 games as a favorite. The under is 5-0 in Indians last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Twins last 4 overall. The under is 41-18-2 in the last 61 meetings.
I'm not running to the window to bet on Homer Bailey, but the Twins at home have to be the pick here regardless. The Cleveland Indians have scored three combined runs in their last three games and have been held to two or less runs in four straight games. That's not what you want to see when going up against these Twins at home where crooked numbers take place daily.
Give me the Twins.