Minnesota Twins (0-1) at Milwaukee Brewers (1-0)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 2:10 pm (American Family Field)
Michael Pineda (0-0) (0.00) vs. Adrian Houser (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +102 / Minnesota Twins -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers square off in MLB action from Miller Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins will look to take the series finale after a 2-0 win over the Brew Crew on Saturday. Byron Buxton added a solo home run and Luis Arraez chipped in an RBI as well while Andrelton Simmons and Nelson Cruz each had base hits as the Twins mustered up just four hits as a team in the winning effort. Jose Berrios got the win to improve after throwing six perfect innings with 12 strikeouts, while Alex Colome shut the door with a perfect 9th inning for the save. Michael Pineda will start here and was 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 25 strikeouts for the Twins last season. This will be Pineda’s second career start against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bounce back after being shut down in Saturday’s game two. The Brewers were held off the scoresheet in runs and hits through the 7th and got their first base-runner in the 8th when Lorenzo Cain drew a walk. Omar Narvaez added a base hit to break up the no-hitter right after, but that was all the offense that Milwaukee would muster up in the losing effort. Corbin Burnes took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year after allowing one run on one hit with 11 strikeouts over 6.1 innings of work. Adrian Houser will start here and was 1-6 with a 5.30 ERA and 44 strikeouts for the Brewers last season. This will be Houser’s second career start against Minnesota.
Minnesota is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road favorite while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 interleague games. Milwaukee is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 interleague home games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee.
It’s been a great series so far between the two and if you loved pitching, Saturday’s game was definitely for you. Sunday however, I think will go the way of the Twins. We made a pretty penny fading Adrian Houser last season and there isn’t much else to go off of except what we saw from him in that timeframe. Pineda’s been a solid arm since joining the Twins and see no reason to deviate from that. I’ll side with the Twins in Sunday’s rubber match.