Minnesota Twins (45-53) at Toronto Blue Jays (46-53)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 24, 2018, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -102 / Minnesota Twins -108 --- Over/Under: 9
The Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays meet Tuesday in MLB action at the Rogers Centre.
The Minnesota Twins look for another victory after losing three of their last four games. The Twins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 120 hits and 62 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 183 hits and 110 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 3.68 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. This will be Berrios’ second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven of their last 12 games when scoring three or more runs. Yangervis Solarte leads the Blue Jays with 91 hits and 52 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Justin Smoak have combined for 165 hits and 90 RBI. Ryan Borucki gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Borucki’s first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 8-20 in Berrios' last 28 road starts and 2-7 in Berrios' last 9 Tuesday starts. The Blue Jays are 15-6 in their last 21 home games, 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter and 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Twins are 10-28 in the last 38 meetings in Toronto, 22-53 in the last 75 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto.
The Twins have had trouble all year stringing wins together and are now throwing out a pitcher in Berrios who has a 4.78 ERA and an allowed batting average of .251 on the road. Borucki has allowed just three runs in 14 innings at home this season with 13 strikeouts at home this season. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has also caught fire the last couple of weeks, putting up crooked numbers in 12 of their last 15 games. I'll side with the Blue Jays and the cheap price at home.