Minnesota Twins (15-18) at Los Angeles Angels (23-14)
|Date & Time||Friday May 11, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -161 / Minnesota Twins +151 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins look for a victory here after winning six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Minnesota Twins have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 37 hits and 25 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 71 hits and 34 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 7.28 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s second career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels also hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than two runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Twins with 46 hits and 22 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 82 hits and 51 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Skaggs’ first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 9-4 in their last 13 Friday games, 1-4 in Lynns last 5 starts on grass and 1-5 in Lynns last 6 starts. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games, 16-5 in their last 21 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 in Skaggs' last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Twins are 19-39 in the last 58 meetings in Los Angeles, 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
Lynn has been getting rocked left and right this season, as he's given up 35 hits and 24 runs in just 29.2 innings with a batting average of .299. On the road this season, Lynn has an ERA of 8.24 with an allowed batting average of .321. Just yikes. Skaggs has allowed just four runs in his last 17.2 innings and all three of those games came against loaded offensive clubs, so his horrible numbers at home are easy to overlook based on his current form. Not to mention the Los Angeles Angels have owned losing teams so far this season. I have to side with the home team here.