2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 24, 2015
This pick was released to clients on September 24, 2015 at 12:22PM ET.
Cleveland at Minnesota
Thursday 09/24 08:10 PM Eastern
1 unit on Minnesota -128 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 1.78) RESULT: LOSS
This is the 10th straight home game for Minnesota, and the third straight road contest for Cleveland. Cleveland looks out of gas, losing two in a row and four of six. The Indians are 1-4 against a team with a winning record and 2-6 on the road vs. a right-handed starter. This Indians offense is poor, at #20 in runs scored, and #22 in slugging. The Minnesota Twins have plenty to play for, creeping in on a potential Wild Card spot. Minnesota pulled within one game of Houston for the second AL Wild Card spot by defeating Cleveland 4-2 on Wednesday for its third straight victory. Minnesota is #12 in baseball in runs scored despite playing their home games in a big park. The Twins are 21-8 at home against a team with a winning road record. Twins starter Kyle Gibson (10-10, 3.73 ERA) has been solid and has a 3.10 ERA at home. The team is 11-2 when Gibsons faces an opponent with a losing record and he hasn't lost at Target Field since falling to the New York Yankees on July 26. The Twins are 28-13 at home against a team with a losing record, Cleveland is 0-4 in this park, so the home team holds all the cards. Take Minnesota.