Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers 6/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/28/2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3:05 PM on FSN, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (6-6) vs. Texas Rangers - Lewis, C (5-5)
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Big right-hander Kyle Gibson will try to bounce back from one of his worst starts of the season when he and the Minnesota Twins go up against Colby Lewis and the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Gibson could only make it through two innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday and ended up suffering his sixth loss of the season. He gave up seven runs, which matched his season-high, and he could only strike out one batter while walking two. Gibson now has a 6-6 record this year and he has only given up five home runs on 85 innings of work.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is hitless in three at-bats against Gibson and the right-hander has struck him out twice. None of the Rangers have faced Gibson more than three times.
In his last start, Colby Lewis lost his fifth game of the year when he was defeated by the Detroit Tigers at home. He pitched 6.1 innings in that start and allowed four earned runs on nine hits while striking out six and walking no one. Lewis has had a tough season so far, going 5-5 with a 5.94 ERA and he has given up 101 hits in 69.2 innings.
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has hit two home runs off of Lewis, but he is just 4-for-26 against him overall. Veteran outfielder Josh Willingham is 6-for-19 against Lewis with two doubles and three home runs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 40-32-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 39-33-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
06/26/14 CF Danny Santana Knee questionable
06/19/14 SS Eduardo Nunez Hamstring 15-day DL (6/15)
06/15/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL (6/15)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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