Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/16/2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:10 PM on FSN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Minnesota Twins - Hughes, P (7-2) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (7-7)
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On Tuesday night, Phil Hughes will be going for his eighth win of the season when the Minnesota Twins take on Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox.
Right-hander Phil Hughes won his seventh game of the year the last time he was on the mound when he beat the Toronto Blue Jays on the road. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that game and gave up seven hits while striking out nine and walking no one. Hughes has amazingly only walked eight batters in 82.1 innings of work this season, which is currently the lowest walk rate in the league.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is 9-for-25 against Hughes in his career with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski has just three hits against him in 18 at-bats.
Jon Lester went 7.2 innings against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday and picked up his seventh win of the season. He allowed just one earned run in that game on eight hits while walking one and striking out four. Lester is now 7-7 with a 3.33 ERA and has struck out 99 hitters in 92 innings.
First baseman Joe Mauer is 7-for-20 against Lester in his career with two doubles and four RBI. Eduardo Nunez has just two hits against him in 15 at-bats with a walk, one RBI and five strikeouts.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 37-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 26-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
06/16/14 SS Eduardo Nunez Hamstring questionable
06/15/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL (6/15)
06/13/14 CF Aaron Hicks Shoulder 15-day DL(6/10)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
Boston Red Sox
06/16/14 SS Xander Bogaerts Flu questionable
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/29/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee 15-day DL (5/27)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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