Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:10 PM on SUN, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tampa Bay Rays - Price, D (9-7) vs. Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (5-11)
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On Saturday night, David Price will try to make it four wins in a row when he and the Tampa Bay Rays take on Kevin Correia and the Minnesota Twins.
Left-hander David Price continued his hot streak by pitching eight shutout innings against the Toronto Blue Jays and he picked up his ninth win of the year in the process. He allowed just five hits in that dominant start and walked one batter while striking out five. Price had a 9-7 record with a 3.23 ERA in the first half, and he struck out 10 batters per nine innings.
Twins infielder Eduardo Nunez has nine hits in his 28 at-bats versus Price with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. Catcher Kurt Suzuki is 4-for-17 against Price with a home run and seven strikeouts.
Kevin Correia was able to pick up his fifth win of the season last week by defeating the Colorado Rockies on the road. He pitched six innings in that start and gave up just one run on seven hits while walking one and striking out one. Correia is now 5-11 on the year with a 4.61 ERA and he has only been able to strike out 50 batters in 109.1 innings of work.
Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar hasn't been able to hit a home run off of Correia yet, but he is 7-for-12 against him with two doubles and two RBI.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 48-44-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.3
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 47-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
07/08/14 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (7/6)
07/02/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/14 CF Danny Santana Knee 15-day DL (6/27)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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