Texas Rangers (14-17) at Minnesota Twins (11-17)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)
Hyeon-Jong Yang (0-0) (2.08) vs. Lewis Thorpe (0-0) (3.60)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins meet Wednesday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Rangers have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 34 hits and 12 RBI while Nick Solak and Nate Lowe have combined for 63 hits and 39 RBI. Hyeon-Jong Yang gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Yang’s first career game against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Twins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Twins have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 31 hits and 15 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Luis Arraez have combined for 53 hits and 32 RBI. Lewis Thorpe gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Thorpe’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 15-36 in their last 51 road games. The Twins are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Rangers last 7 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Twins last 7 overall. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
You can make a case for either of these teams that are having a solid week, but it's hard for me to get behind Hyeon-Jong Yang, who has just 8.2 MLB innings under his belt. Lewis Thorpe is a little more trustworthy with a larger sample size and he's averaging 8.1 strikeouts per inning for his career. I'll side with the Twins at home in this toss up contest.