Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/26/2014
Tuesday, May 27, 8:10 PM on FSSW, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Texas Rangers - Darvish, Y (4-2) vs. Minnesota Twins - Hughes, P (5-1)
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Right-hander Yu Darvish will be on the mound for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night and will be facing Phil Hughes of the Minnesota Twins.
Yu Darvish was able to win his fourth game of the season last week when he beat the Detroit Tigers on the road. In that game, he walked three batters, struck out six and gave up two runs runs in seven strong innings. He now has a 4-2 record and owns one of the best ERAs in baseball at 2.35. He has struck out 71 batters in 61.1 innings while walking just 19.
Jason Kubel has hit a triple off of Darvish in his career, but he is just 1-for-6 overall. Chris Herrmann is the only current Twin who has hit a home run off of Darvish.
Phil Hughes won his fifth game of the year for the Twins last week when he was able to go seven scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres. He scattered seven hits in that start and struck out seven without giving up a walk. He now has a 5-1 record on the season with a solid 3.15 ERA.
Alex Rios has been a big fan of facing Hughes over the years, going 11-for-24 against the right-hander with three doubles, a home run and five RBI. Elvis Andrus has just one hit in 13 at-bats against Hughes.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 24-22-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.3
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 29-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
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)
05/08/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 7-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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