Toronto Blue Jays (59-47) vs. Minnesota Twins (56-50)
August 6, 2022 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins +118 / Toronto Blue Jays -145; Over/Under: +9
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins meet in MLB action from Target Field on Saturday.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to rebound after falling short in a 6-5 loss in extra innings last time out. Bo Bichette leads the Blue Jays with 113 hits including 26 doubles, 14 home runs and 56 RBIs while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a team-high 23 home runs with 68 RBIs and 116 hits of his own and George Springer has 18 home runs with 49 RBIs as well this season. Santiago Espinal has 94 hits with 21 doubles and a .265 batting average while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has 25 doubles on the year. Mitch White will start here and is 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season.
The Minnesota Twins will try to keep the ball rolling after their narrow win over Toronto on Friday. Luis Arraez has 114 hits including 16 doubles while also posting a .329 batting average. Byron Buxton also has 64 hits with a team-high 26 home runs and 46 RBIs and Gary Sanchez has 19 doubles to lead the Twins in two-baggers this season. Jorge Polanco has 73 hits and 49 RBIs and Max Kepler has 39 RBIs as well on the year, while Carlos Correa’s also added 81 hits. Dylan Bundy will start here and is 6-5 with a 5.04 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season.
Toronto is 12-3 in their last 15 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL Central. Minnesota is 1-5 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 Saturday games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this one, but I’m leaning towards the Twins here. Toronto fell just short in their comeback attempt on Friday and while Mitch White is a nice addition for the rotation, he still wasn’t spectacular in a Dodger uniform and I want to see how he does for Toronto before instilling any sort of confidence in him going forward. Dylan Bundy hasn’t been great, but he pitches better at home and I think he could guide the Twins to a win here.