Minnesota Twins (43-61) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (52-51)
July 31, 2021 7:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Minnesota Twins ; Over/Under: -
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The Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Twins need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Minnesota Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Twins have lost four of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 96 hits and 51 RBI while Luis Arraez and Josh Donaldson have combined for 142 hits and 67 RBI. Bailey Ober gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Ober’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 106 hits and 55 RBI while Tommy Edman and Nolan Arenado have combined for 205 hits and 93 RBI. Jake Woodford gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Woodford’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 interleague games. The over is 25-12-3 in Twins last 40 road games. The under is 5-0 in Cardinals last 5 Saturday games. The Twins are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Bailey Ober is still a tough pitcher to figure out given the struggles and lack of experience. Jake Woodford is also a young pitcher who can be shaky, but he’s been solid in his last two outings, allowing four runs in his last 10.2 innings. The Twins continue to have issues finishing games. Give me the Cardinals at home in this spot.