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Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers - 7/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Sunday July 7, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
Minnesota Twins -195 / Texas Rangers +183 O/U: 10.5
TV Channel
FSSW, FSN
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The Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins will finish up their MLB series on Sunday.

In the Friday opener, the Twins banged out a 15-6 win. On Saturday, Minnesota got another one, this time 7-4.

For Sunday’s game, the Rangers will be bringing out Jose Leclerc in the start. Leclerc is 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 62 Ks this season.

In the Saturday loss, the Rangers put up eight hits but couldn’t score until the sixth inning. Shin-Soo Choo accounted for three of Texas’ hits and struck out once.

Over on the Twins’ side, they’re going with Kyle Gibson on Sunday. Gibson owns an 8-4 record with a 4.13 ERA and 93 Ks this year.

Minnesota logged eight hits in Saturday’s win and scored three times in the second inning to set the game tone. Jason Castro had a nice outing with two hits and three RBI there.

The Rangers are 1-6 in their last seven overall and 1-4 in their last five after a loss. Texas is 5-2 in their last seven versus the AL Central and 0-4 in their last four road games.

Meanwhile, the Twins are 20-8 in their last 28 in game three of a series and 13-4 in their last 17 versus the AL West. Minnesota is 8-1 in Gibson’s last nine Sunday starts and 5-1 in his last six home starts.

Leclerc will run the opener role here, and lefty Joe Palumbo will likely come in a little while afterward to run the show. This will be bullpen game for the Twins as well, with Gibson getting a start in place of the normal routine of his side-work.

We’re going to see a lot of different faces here, so it’s tough to know how things will work out. Sticking with Minnesota seems the safer play, though.

Pick:
Minnesota Twins -195

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