Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:10 PM (Target Field)
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Minnesota Twins -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Indians have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 153 hits and 66 RBI while Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez have combined for 265 hits and 160 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 10-2 with a 2.71 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Twins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 170 hits and 70 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler have combined for 266 hits and 184 RBI. The Minnesota Twins didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 6-0 in Clevingers last 6 road starts and 8-2 in Clevingers last 10 starts. The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-9 in their last 13 home games. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 13-6-2 in Twins last 21 home games. The over is 8-2 in Clevingers last 10 starts overall.
Clevinger has allowed 30 hits and 10 runs in his last 43.2 innings, and he has a 3.50 ERA and .212 allowed batting average on the road. Clevinger has allowed two or less runs in seven of his last eight starts overall. While the Minnesota Twins are playing better baseball as a team, I love getting behind consistent and dominant starters, and Clevinger has been a roll these last three months. Give me the Indians.