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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
Date & Time Sunday May 5, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
The Line
New York Yankees -145 / Minnesota Twins +133 -- O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
FS-North, YES
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The Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees meet in the rubber match of their three game set in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Minnesota Twins will look to win the set after evening the series up at one win apiece following a 7-3 win in game two on Saturday. Mitch Garver had a home run and two RBIs while going 3 for 5 at the dish. Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron each had a solo home run while Jonathan Schoop and Eddie Rosario each had an RBI. Byron Buxton went 2 for 4 with a double while Max Kepler and Marwin Gonzalez each had a base hit in the victory. Jake Odorizzi got the win to improve to 4-2 after throwing six shutout innings, walking four and striking out eight. Michael Pineda will start game three and is 2-2 with a 6.21 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Pineda’s second career start against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees will look to bounce back and win the series after dropping game two on Saturday. Gary Sanchez had a solo home run while DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 4 with an RBI of his own in the loss. Brett Gardner had a double while Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin had a base hit as well in the losing effort. J.A. Happ took the loss, falling to 1-3 on the year after allowing four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings of work. Domingo German will start game three and is 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be German’s first career start against Minnesota.

Minnesota is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 18-42 in their last 60 road games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. New York is 5-1 in German’s last 6 starts and 10-4 in their last 14 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Minnesota is 20-57 in the last 77 meetings between these two teams and 12-39 in the last 51 meetings between these two teams in New York.

Pineda gets a crack at his old team, but the issue is that Pineda’s also been pretty shaky lately, allowing 15 earned runs across his last three starts spanning 14 innings of work. German got touched up a bit in his last start, allowing four earned in six innings, but the Yankees just seem to find ways to win with him on the mound. The price isn’t that bad either for the Yankees given the pitching matchup, so I’ll lay the juice with New York here.

New York Yankees -145

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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