Milwaukee Brewers (78-51) vs. Minnesota Twins (56-72)
August 28, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins +140 / Milwaukee Brewers -161; Over/Under: 9.5
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Minnesota Twins meet in MLB action from Target Field on Saturday.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to rebound from a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Twins on Friday. Lorenzo Cain had a double and Kolten Wong had a pair of hits while Christian Yelich and Rowdy Tellez each had base hits as well as the Brew Crew had just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Eric Lauer took the loss, falling to 4-5 on the year after allowing two runs on six hits while striking out six over 4.2 innings of work. Adrian Houser will start here and is 7-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season.
The Minnesota Twins will look to build off of their solid showing over the Brewers on Friday. Josh Donaldson’s two-run home run was all of the scoring that the Twins would plate, or either side for that matter. Max Kepler had a pair of hits with a double and Andrelton Simmons had a pair of hits as well while Willians Astudillo, Rob Refsnyder and Miguel Sano each had base hits as well to finish off Minnesota’s offense as a team in the victory. Andrew Albers got the win to improve to 1-0 after tossing 5.1 innings of three-hit shutout baseball, striking out a pair. Alex Colome closed the 9th for his 8th save of the season. Charlie Burnes will start here and is 0-3 with a 6.56 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season.
Milwaukee is 40-12 in their last 52 games against a team with a losing record and 5-0 in their last 5 game two matchups while the over is 10-2-2 in their last 14 Saturday games. Minnesota is 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a right-handed starter while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games overall.
The under was rock solid on Friday night as Andrew Albers kind of came out of nowhere to stifle the Brewers, but I’m not expecting the same with Adrian Houser and Charlie Burnes on the mound on Saturday. Houser hasn’t been going deep into games and Burnes has been giving up a lot of contact through five big league starts. I just don’t see any way we replicate Friday’s under, so give me the over here.