Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 14, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +110 / Minnesota Twins -132 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 51 hits and 21 RBI while David Fletcher and Mike Trout have combined for 74 hits and 39 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Pena’s first career game against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 49 hits and 19 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 72 hits and 50 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.19 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-3 with a 4.76 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 11-2 in their last 13 vs. American League Central, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series. The Twins are 13-3 in their last 16 games following a loss, 43-20 in their last 63 home games and 8-2 in Gibsons last 10 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the Twins are 4-1 in Gibsons last 5 starts vs. Angels. The over is 6-2 in Gibsons last 8 starts overall. The under is 2-0-2 in Angels last 4 overall.
Pena has been really good this year, allowing just 12 earned runs in 33.2 innings and striking out 34, and he's coming off seven scoreless innings against the Detroit Tigers on the road. Gibson has allowed two or less earned runs in each of his last four starts, but he's given up the long ball quite a bit and is allowing a .284 batting average with six homers in 109 career at bats against current Angels hitters. The Los Angeles Angels are playing some of their best ball of the season and have an added spark with the return of Shohei Ohtani, who just homered last night. The Angels are a hot team I'm looking to get behind whenever I can find prices like this.