Boston Red Sox (7-3) at Minnesota Twins (5-5)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) (1.46) vs. Kenta Maeda (1-0) (2.61)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -150 / Boston Red Sox +139 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins meet Wednesday in game one of an MLB doubleheader at Target Field.
The Boston Red Sox look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Red Sox have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last seven games. The Red Sox are 7-0 this season when scoring four or more runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 17 hits and 16 RBI while Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 26 hits and seven RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.46 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 3-3 with a 5.05 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Twins have lost three of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 15 hits and nine RBI while Nelson Cruz and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 23 hits and 13 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 opening games of a double-header. The over is 22-8 in Red Sox last 30 overall. The under is 24-11-2 in Twins last 37 home games. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Boston Red Sox are not only probably the hottest team in the league right now, but Nathan Eovaldi has been sharp through two starts, allowing just seven hits and two runs through 12.1 innings. Kenta Maeda has been sharp through 13 games since coming over from the Dodgers, but the Twins offense has struggled this week and Eovaldi isn't exactly the pitcher you expect to break out of a slump against. Give me the Red Sox and the plus money.