Minnesota Twins (48-55) at Boston Red Sox (73-33)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 29, 2018, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -150 / Minnesota Twins +140 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The Minnesota Twins look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 127 hits and 64 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 192 hits and 115 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 3.48 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Boston Red Sox have won 21 of their last 23 games when scoring more than one run. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 123 hits and 86 RBI while Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 230 hits and 118 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-3 with a 6.83 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 4 of a series, 6-2 in Berrios' last 8 Sunday starts and 5-16 in Berrios' last 21 road starts. The Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series, 36-15 in their last 51 home games and 42-18 in their last 60 overall. The Twins are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Boston and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Berrios has been really sharp this season overall, but he's had his struggles on the road where he's allowing a .242 batting average and a 4.18 ERA. Eovaldi will be eager to prove to Boston that trading for him was the right move, and he's allowed two or less runs in four of his last five starts. The Boston Red Sox are also winning games at an insane percentage whenever the offense shows up even a little bit, winning 21 of their last 23 games when scoring more than one run. Hard not to side with the Reds Sox at home here.