Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/27/2014
Wednesday, May 28, 8:10 PM on FSSW, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Texas Rangers - Saunders, J (0-1) vs. Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (4-4)
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Veteran lefty Joe Saunders will be coming off the disabled list on Wednesday to start for the Texas Rangers and will face Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins.
In early April, Joe Saunders made his one and only start this season and went 3.2 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. He ended up taking the loss after giving up four earned runs on six hits while striking out four and walking three. In that start, he was hit in the ankle by a line-drive off of the bat of Evan Longoria, which landed him on the DL for nearly two months.
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has gone up against Saunders more than any of his teammates, but he is just 2-for-31 against the lefty with a home run and a strikeout. Joe Mauer has also hit a home run off of him, but that is the only hit he has against him in 11 at-bats.
Kyle Gibson lost for the fourth time this season when he was beaten by the San Francisco Giants last week on the road. He allowed five runs on five hits in five innings in that game while striking out four and walking none. He is now 4-4 on the year with a 4.68 ERA and has just 25 strikeouts in 50 innings.
All of the Rangers will be facing Gibson for the first time on Wednesday.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 24-22-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.2
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 29-17-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
05/14/14 P Matt Harrison Back 15-day DL (5/14)
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)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
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 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
05/27/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 15-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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