Minnesota Twins (0-1) at Baltimore Orioles (1-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 1, 2018, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
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The Line: Baltimore Orioles -115 / Minnesota Twins +105 --- Over/Under: 9
Coming up from Oriole Park on Sunday, the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles will be finishing up their MLB series.
Baltimore took a tight 3-2 win in the opener of this set back on Thursday. In the Saturday game, the Twins managed to even it up with a 6-2 victory.
For Sunday’s matchup, the Twins will be rolling out RHP Jose Berrios. In his 25 starts and 14-8 record last season, Berrios put up a 3.89 ERA with 63 earned on 131 hits in 145.2 innings.
The Twins’ offense was pretty tepid coming into the weekend, with no player managing more than one hit and no extra-base hits. On Saturday, Minnesota fared better with Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer combining for four hits, three runs and an RBI.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they’re going with RHP Kevin Gausman on Sunday. In his 34 starts and 11-12 record in 2017, Gausman managed a 4.68 ERA with 208 hits and 99 runs in 186.2 innings of work.
Baltimore’s Manny Machado started things out pretty well Thursday, with a 2-for-4 line and a double. In the Saturday game, the Orioles managed just three hits as a team.
The Twins are 7-2 in their last nine Sunday games and 4-0 in Berrios’ last four Sunday starts. Minnesota is also 4-1 in Berrios’ last five starts in game three of a series and 1-10 in his last 11 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 11-5 in the last 16 road games and 0-4 in their last four in game three of a series. Baltimore is also 1-4 in Gausman’s last five Sunday starts and 1-4 in his last five starts.
There’s not a whole lot of intrigue in the pitching matchup here, but it will be interesting to see how both these guys respond after last year. Berrios showed some improvement and flashes at times, while Gausman was overall just kind of blah. All things considered, I like Berrios to come out with a nice game here and help the Twins bag a W.