Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/7/2014
Thursday, May 8, 12:05 PM on FSN, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (1-3) vs. Cleveland Indians - Masterson, J (1-1)
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Thursday afternoon, Kevin Correia and the Minnesota Twins will face Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians. Correia will be making his 7th start of the season as Masterson makes his 8th.
Kevin Correia got his first win of the season in his last start to take him to a 1 - 3 record with an ERA of 6.09. To get the win, Correia went 7 innings and allowed just a run on 5 hits without issuing a walk and striking out 3. It was his best performance to date this season and will go a long way towards helping him get better results than last season when he went 9 - 13 with an ERA of 4.18 in 31 starts.
In 2013, Correia was 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in 2 starts against the Indians. Correia will have to watch out for Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis. Kipnis is 4 of 6 with 2 homers and 4 RBIs against Correia.
Justin Masterson also picked up his first victory of the year in his last outing. In that start, Masterson pitched 7.1 innings of shutout ball and surrendered just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 6. The win gave him a 1 – 1 record and lowered his ERA to 4.01. Last season, Masterson was 14 – 10 with a 3.45 ERA in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Masterson was 1 – 0 with an ERA of 3.31 in 2 starts and 2 relief appearances against the Twins. This season, he lost to Minnesota after getting torched for 6 runs on 7 hits in just 3.2 innings of work. If Joe Mauer is out of the lineup, it will be a good thing for Masterson. Mauer is a .263 hitter with 3 RBIS off of the right-hander.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 20-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is 0.1
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 16-16-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
05/05/14 1B Joe Mauer Back questionable
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
05/02/14 CF Aaron Hicks Head 7- day DL (5/2)
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
05/05/14 1B Jason Giambi Calf 15-day DL (5/4)
05/02/14 2B Jason Kipnis Abdominal 15-day DL (4/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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