Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 21, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -102 / Los Angeles Angels -115 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Twins have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 15 of their last 17 games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 60 hits and 21 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 87 hits and 60 RBI. Michael Pineda gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 5.55 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 1-1 with a 6.08 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Angels have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 55 hits and 21 RBI while David Fletcher and Mike Trout have combined for 86 hits and 43 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 6.95 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Cahill is 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 36-16 in their last 52 overall and 1-5 in Pineda's last 6 starts. The Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 13-5 in their last 18 vs. American League Central and 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-0-1 in Cahill's last 6 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Twins last 5 road games.
With the way both of these teams are swinging the bats, they have to be drooling at this pitching matchup. Pineda has allowed 54 hits and 29 earned runs in 47 innings and has a major, major issue keeping the ball in the park. Cahill has allowed 47 hits and 34 earned runs in 44 innings, and he just allowed six runs in 4.1 innings against these Twins last week. I want nothing to do with either of these pitchers, so I'll side with the over.