Boston Red Sox (7-3) at Minnesota Twins (5-5)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:40 pm (Target Field)
Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0) (5.40) vs. Jose Berrios (2-0) (1.54)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -149 / Boston Red Sox +138 --- 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. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 42 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. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 0-4 with a 4.45 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series. The over is 6-1 in Red Sox last 7 road games. The under is 12-3-1 in Twins last 16 Wednesday games. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
It's never easy to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first contest, but usually these things are split down the middle. The Boston Red Sox is intriguing, but Rodriguez didn't look sharp in his season debut and he's real hit or miss when he's on the mound. Berrios appears to be back to his all-star form, as he's given up five hits and two runs through 11.2 innings with 20 strikeouts. Berrios has a 0.69 WHIP and a .214 on base percentage. I want the Twins with their ace on the hill.