Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Saturday August 10, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Minnesota Twins -141 / Cleveland Indians +131 O/U: 10
The Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will continue their MLB series on Saturday.
In the Thursday opener, the Indians powered out a 7-5 win. On Friday, Cleveland kept it going 6-2. The Indians drilled in five runs in the fifth inning to take the victory.
For the Saturday game, the Indians will be sending out Adam Plutko in the start. Across 59.1 innings and a 4-2 record this year, Plutko has a 4.55 ERA with 36 Ks and nine walks.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re going with Jake Odorizzi on Saturday. This season in 114.2 innings and a 12-5 mark, Odorizzi has a 3.61 ERA with 120 Ks and 40 BBs.
The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 62-28 in their last 90 in game three of a series. Cleveland is 4-0 in Plutko’s last four road starts and 7-1 in his last eight starts.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 17-5 in their last 22 Saturday games and 1-10 in their last 11 in game three of a series. Minnesota is 8-2 in Odorizzi’s last 10 home starts and 15-4 in his last 19 starts.
Plutko has been solid over his last three starts, giving up a total of five earned runs on 14 hits in the span of 17.2 innings. He’s 1-1 during that stretch.
As for Odorizzi, he was pummeled by the Yankees July 24 but since has surrendered just two earned in 11.2 innings on nine hits in two starts.
This should be a pretty good pitching battle and a tight game. I’m siding with Plutko and the Indians here as the team seems to play well behind him, but you could make a case either way.