The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians meet for the rubber match of their 3 game set in Cleveland. Check out all the MLB lines at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Indians missed out on an opportunity to gain some ground in the standings as they fell to the Twins. The Indians offense was average on Sunday slugging 9 hits and allowing 4 runs overall. Josh Tomlin was hit around pretty good and took the loss for the Indians. Today, Justin Masterson will be on the bump vs. the Twins as the Tribe looks for the series win. Masterson will try and rebound from his last outing where he allowed 8 runs. Masterson has struggled this season with his consistency as evident by the fact that he is pitching to a 5.14 ERA.
The Twins are struggling overall, but some of their young players are showing why there is so much promise for the future. The Twins had a god day offensive yesterday as Joe Mauer led a 12-hit attack with 3 of his own. Although PJ Walters was not great the bullpen came through to secure the win. Scott Diamond takes the hill for the Twins tonight and the youngster has been solid this season pitching 31 innings thus far. He has a 2.27 ERA thus far.
Cleveland is 2-6 in their last eight games overall, 1-5 in their last six game three of a series, and 1-4 in Masterson’s last five starts. Minnesota is 16-36 in their last 52 road games, 21-51 in their last 72 games as an underdog, and 1-4 in Diamond’s last five road starts. Minnesota is 4-13 in the last 17 meetings of these two.
We were on this yesterday and we actually got lucky because the Twins bullpen bailed Walters out. We will take the Twins and their + moneyline today because we do not feel strongly about the Tribe at best sportsbooks online.