Tampa Bay Rays (49-46) at Minnesota Twins (43-50)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 15, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under:
The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Rays have scored 38 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Matt Duffy leads the Rays with 98 hits and 27 RBI while Wilson Ramos and C.J. Cron have combined for 171 hits and 102 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.
The Minnesota Twins look for a bounce back performance after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have split their last 16 games when scoring at least three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 114 hits and 58 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 175 hits and 100 RBI. Aaron Slegers gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Slegers’ second career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 6-16 in their last 22 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series. The Twins are 9-2 in their last 11 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East. The Rays are 20-9 in the last 29 meetings in Minnesota and the over is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings.
Both teams are finsihing the first half of the season on a strong note, so you can make a case for either side. However, the Rays have been extremely shaky on the road pretty much all season long, and right now the Twins are putting together their most consistent offensive production of the season. As long as Slegers doesn't completely fall apart like the Twins pitching staff did in Saturday's loss, the offense should be able to grind out a victory before the break.