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(42-64) Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians (60-44)
Date: Thursday August 4, 2016
Time: 12:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Mike Clevinger
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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Minnesota gets to show off its deadline prize with Hector Santiago on the bump in this one.
It’s even possible that they have an advantage there with the Indians going outside their normal rotation, which is among the best in the game.
Still, this is a tilt between the top and bottom of the AL Central. Which may tell you all you need to know.
It is far too late but Minnesota has torched the Indians in the first couple of games of the series scoring 12 and 10 runs.
The offense is still looking for an elite bat to emerge and even though their top prospects have mostly disappointed Minnesota has to be happy with what they see from OF Max Kepler.
After a recent surge he has 15 homers in just over 200 ABs. Best of all he can actually put the ball in play too unlike Miguel Sano.
It was no surprise that the Twins were happy to rid themselves of Ricky Nolasco but a little surprising that they turned him into Hector Santiago.
He is the better of the two pitchers and has already achieved a career high in wins with 10 but is hardly the type for a young team with a long future to build around.
Still it might have been a smart play.
The Indians are going for it which is great. Now they just have to keep winning game – they have not won since the trade deadline heading into Wednesday.
Unfortunately they were not able to tune up their offense with Jonathan Lucroy.
I know the numbers show they are 5th in runs but worry about whether the likes of Francisco Lindor can carry an offense in a pennant race.
Even though I love his future I want more from Carlos Santana and others.
The Indians just put Danny Salazar on the DL which is why Clevinger is getting a shot on Thursday.
The rookie has made three starts this season and has been hit hard.
I was impressed that the Indians went out and got Andrew Miller to lengthen their bullpen with an elite reliever but they also have to be able to get to him.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 41-19-3 in MIN last 63 overall.
- Over is 41-19-3 in MIN last 63 on grass.
- CLE are 18-7 in their last 25 home games.
- Over is 50-24-4 in CLE last 78 home games.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The number on this one is tough to predict. Minnesota has been playing well lately and Santiago is by far the more established hurler. They might not make Minnesota the favourite but this one could be even.
Not a great book on Clevinger but what we have seen is tough to like.
The Indians are under pressure from Detroit but this does not look like a spot where you want to back them, even though this is worst against first.
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This is definitely one of those where you might want to take a pass but at the same time there are going to be rare spots where the Twins feel like the right play. This could be one of those.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 5 – Cleveland 4
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