Toronto Blue Jays (86-69) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-86)
September 26, 2021 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins +125 / Toronto Blue Jays -172; Over/Under: -9.5
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field. The Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games.
The Toronto Blue Jays have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 183 hits and 105 RBI while Bo Bichette and Marcus Semien have combined for 345 hits and 197 RBI. Alek Manoah gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 3.36 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. This will be Manoah’s first career game against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Twins have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 152 hits and 91 RBI while Luis Arraez and Josh Donaldson have combined for 220 hits and 106 RBI. Griffin Jax gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 6.75 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Jax’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 13-3 in their last 16 Sunday games and 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home underdog. The under is 4-0 in Blue Jays last 4 road games. The under is 11-5-1 in Twins last 17 home games. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
Manoah has allowed six hits and two runs in his last 14 innings. Jax has given up 22 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 18.1 innings. The Toronto Blue Jays have the edge on the mound here and a hot offense against a pitcher who has had issues all year. The Blue Jays also have to keep winning to improve their playoff odds. Give me the Blue Jays.