Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/13/2014
Wednesday, May 14, 8:10 PM on NESN, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-1) vs. Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (1-4)
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Jake Peavy will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday to face off against the struggling Kevin Correia and the Minnesota Twins.
Jake Peavy pitched against the Cincinnati Reds last week and ended up with the no decision after pitching six decent innings. He gave up three earned runs in that outing on four hits while walking four and striking out four. Peavy has had a lot of problems with his command this season, walking 25 batters in 43.2 innings.
Joe Mauer has 10 hits in 32 at-bats against Peavy in his career with three doubles and one home run. Jason Kubel has just one hit against him in 11 plate appearances.
Kevin Correia had a rough start against the Cleveland Indians last week and picked up his fourth loss of the season. He could only make it through 4.1 innings in that game and he gave up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking a season-high four. Correia's 6.34 ERA is well above his career ERA and he has given up 50 hits in 38.1 innings so far this year.
One player on the Red Sox that Correia has never done well against is Shane Victorino, who is 8-for-17 against him with a double, a home run and six RBI. David Ross has just three hits in 15 at-bats against Correia with five strikeouts.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 13-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 22-12-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
05/12/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Hand questionable
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
05/08/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 7-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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