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Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Friday July 12, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Twins +113 / Cleveland Indians -122 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSN, STOh
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The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Twins have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 111 hits and 42 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler have combined for 172 hits and 115 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 4.09 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 3-9 with a 5.46 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 93 hits and 52 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 153 hits and 67 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 2-2 with a 3.05 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 8-1 in their last 9 Friday games, 8-3 in their last 11 games following an off day and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Indians are 8-1 in their last 9 games following an off day, 19-7 in their last 26 overall and 11-5 in Clevinger's last 16 starts. The Twins are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland and the under is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Clevinger's last 6 home starts. The under is 5-2-1 in Twins last 8 road games.

Gibson has been solid lately, allowing six hits and two earned runs in his last eight innings, but he's giving up a 4.47 ERA and .284 batting average in 48.1 innings on the road. In 161 at bats against current Indians, Gibson is allowing a .329 batting average and five homers. Clevinger has just 24.1 innings under his belt this season, but he's fresh off six scoreless innings on the road against Kansas City, and he's allowed just two hits and zero runs in 12 innings at home this year. The Cleveland Indians are also in one of those stretches where they simply don't lose, and they seem to have one of these runs every season. Give me the Indians.

Pick:
Cleveland Indians -122

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