The Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins will meet on Friday for the start of a series in Texas. All odds for all games can be found updated daily at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Rangers have the most wins in baseball, but were actually swept in their last series against the White Sox. They are 27 – 15 at home this season and have a 4.5 game lead in the AL West. They will look to get their pitching back on track tonight behind Martin Perez who will be making just his third major league appearance. In limited action Perez has a 9.00 ERA this season.
The Twins are improving, but it will be a while before they turn the corner as a team. They’re 10 games back in the NL Central despite Joe Mauer returning to form this season hitting .330 so far. The Twins will start Francisco Liriano who has been improved since returning from the DL. In 76 innings of work is pitching to a 5.40 ERA.
Texas is 5-1 in their last six home games against a team with a losing record, 16-7 in their last 23 games overall, and 39-17 in their last 56 home games as a favorite. Minnesota is 5-2 in their last seven games overall, 4-1 in their last five games against the A.L. West, and 1-5 in Liriano’s last six road starts. Texas has won the last four meetings of these two.
Minnesota has been right in every game and every series they played this season. They have a huge edge on the mound tonight so give us Minnesota has a road underdog in this game at the sports book.