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Twins Mount Last-Ditch Effort Versus Indians

Cleveland Indians Baseball

Twins Looking to Keep Pace Against Indians

As expected, the defending AL Central champs from the Cleveland Indians (63-50, -13.51 betting units) are in very good shape to retain their division title. They’re not quite running away with it.

The Minnesota Twins (53-60, -7.11 units) still have a shot at overtaking the Tribe. Minnesota has to narrow the gap during their current four-game series at The Jake. It wraps up today at 1:10 PM ET.

TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, FS North (Minnesota), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland).

PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Jose Berrios (11-8, 3.51 ERA) vs. Indians RH Corey Kluber (14-6, 2.63).

ODDS: Indians -210-moneyline favorites. The total is at 7.5 -110.

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Two-time and reigning AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber will to start for the Tribe.

Kluber registered his first shutout of the season and the seventh of his career on Saturday. He held the Los Angeles Angels to three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.

The 32-year-old has given up one run over 16 1/3 innings in his last two starts. After going winless in the previous three, this was a needed turnaround. Kluber is 9-6 with a 3.36 ERA in 21 career starts against the Twins.

The Tribe hope to give Kluber some improved bullpen support during this playoff drive. They added relievers Brad Hand (2.92 ERA) and Adam Cimber (3.42 ERA) at last week’s trade deadline. They also added CF Leonys Martin (.748 OPS).

Leonys Martin, who has gone 5-for-15 with two homers since being acquired from Detroit, sat out Wednesday due to illness.

Twins Have to Have Great Pitching Against Indians

Berrios is pitching very well in his second full season in the bigs. The Twins are up 1.63 units behind Barrios on a record of 13-10.

Berrios has posted four quality starts in his last six outings. This includes Saturday’s turn in which he limited Kansas City to two runs over seven innings. He earned the victory.

The 24-year-has permitted fewer than three runs in seven of his last 11 outings. He has gone 5-3 with eight quality starts in that stretch. Berrios is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts versus Cleveland this year.

Joe Mauer is 16-for-54 with two homers and five doubles versus Kluber.

Logan Forsythe is 9-for-20 with three RBIs during his six-game hitting streak after going 0-for-1 in his team debut on Aug. 1.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Minnesota 53-60 -$711.00 14-17 39-43 32-27 21-33 54-56-3 -0.26
Cleveland 63-50 -$1,357.00 18-12 45-38 59-42 4-8 57-52-4 0.99
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

Jose Berrios (11-8) ERA: 3.51

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 4, 2018 KC W 8-2 O 7 $44.00
Jul 29, 2018 BOS L 0-3 U 4.2 -$100.00
Jul 24, 2018 TOR W 5-0 U 7 $90.00

C Kluber (14-6) ERA: 2.63

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 4, 2018 LAA W 3-0 U 9 $33.00
Jul 29, 2018 DET W 8-1 O 7.1 $43.00
Jul 23, 2018 PIT L 0-7 U 4 -$100.00

Bullpen

Minnesota’s relievers have pitched 11 innings in the last 3 games.
Cleveland’s relievers have pitched 7.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Minnesota Twins – Jose Berrios

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 1, 2018 7-4 MIN 6 5 4 4 1 7 Win
Apr 18, 2018 2-1 MIN 7 3 0 0 0 5 No Decision
May 13, 2017 4-1 MIN 7.2 2 1 1 1 4 Win
Sep 11, 2016 7-1 CLE 2.2 3 5 3 4 1 Loss
Aug 1, 2016 12-5 MIN 6 4 3 3 0 5 Win

Cleveland Indians – C Kluber

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 15, 2018 6-3 MIN 5 4 4 4 1 3 Loss
Apr 17, 2018 6-1 CLE 6.2 5 1 1 2 6 Win
Jun 24, 2017 4-2 MIN 7 3 2 0 2 13 No Decision
Sep 11, 2016 7-1 CLE 7 4 1 0 2 10 Win
Aug 31, 2016 8-4 CLE 8 6 3 3 2 11 Win

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.42 18 4.12 10
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.25 20 4.46 21
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.11 3 4.68 21
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.71 2 4.91 21

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Aug 8, 2018 MIN 2 CLE 5 -212 9 U Jake Odorizzi (R) Mike Clevinger (R) 8 8 2 3 9 4
Aug 7, 2018 MIN 3 CLE 2 -235 8.5 U Adalberto Mejia (L) Carlos Carrasco (R) 11 6 2 2 11 9
Aug 6, 2018 MIN 0 CLE 10 -218 8.5 O Kyle Gibson (R) Trevor Bauer (R) 3 11 3 6 13 5
Aug 1, 2018 CLE 2 MIN 0 157 9 U Carlos Carrasco (R) Adalberto Mejia (L) 8 5 4 1 5 12
Jul 31, 2018 CLE 6 MIN 2 144 8.5 U Trevor Bauer (R) Kyle Gibson (R) 11 6 4 5 8 5
Jul 30, 2018 CLE 4 MIN 5 131 10 U Shane Bieber (R) Ervin Santana (R) 9 8 5 3 5 8
Jun 17, 2018 MIN 1 CLE 4 -142 10 U Jake Odorizzi (R) Shane Bieber (R) 10 7 3 4 11 11
Jun 16, 2018 MIN 9 CLE 3 -178 9 O Fernando Romero (R) Carlos Carrasco (R) 13 10 3 1 5 6
Jun 15, 2018 MIN 6 CLE 3 -215 8 O Kyle Gibson (R) Corey Kluber (R) 6 7 1 4 4 5
Jun 3, 2018 CLE 5 MIN 7 102 8.5 O Mike Clevinger (R) Kyle Gibson (R) 6 11 4 4 10 4

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Minnesota Twins

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 53-60 33-24 20-36 32-27 22-33 54-56-3 14-17 39-43
Last 10 5-5 4-2 1-3 3-0 2-5 4-6 1-0 4-5
vs Div 24-21 15-8 9-13 16-14 8-7 19-25-1 6-4 18-17
vs AL 47-48 30-19 17-29 29-22 19-26 43-50-2 14-13 33-35
vs NL 6-12 3-5 3-7 3-5 3-7 11-6-1 0-4 6-8

Cleveland Indians

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 63-50 36-23 27-27 59-41 5-8 57-52-4 18-12 45-38
Last 10 7-3 4-2 3-1 7-3 0-0 3-7 1-1 6-2
vs Div 34-16 20-5 14-11 34-16 0-0 22-27-1 11-3 23-13
vs AL 54-42 31-18 23-24 52-33 3-8 50-43-3 16-11 38-31
vs NL 9-8 5-5 4-3 7-8 2-0 7-9-1 2-1 7-7
Team Last 5 Games

Minnesota Twins

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 8, 2018 CLE 2-5 L 196 9 J Odorizzi 4.2 Mike Clevinger A
Aug 7, 2018 CLE 3-2 W 216 8.5 Adalberto Mejia 5 C Carrasco A
Aug 6, 2018 CLE 0-10 L 201 8.5 K Gibson 5 T Bauer A
Aug 5, 2018 KC 6-5 W -129 9 E Santana 4.1 D Duffy H
Aug 4, 2018 KC 8-2 W -225 9 Jose Berrios 7 B Smith H

Cleveland Indians

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 8, 2018 MIN 5-2 W -212 9 Mike Clevinger 7 J Odorizzi H
Aug 7, 2018 MIN 2-3 L -235 8.5 C Carrasco 6.1 Adalberto Mejia H
Aug 6, 2018 MIN 10-0 W -218 8.5 T Bauer 6 K Gibson H
Aug 5, 2018 LAA 4-3 W -265 9.5 Shane Bieber 5.2 Deck McGuire H
Aug 4, 2018 LAA 3-0 W -305 8.5 C Kluber 9 Felix Pena H

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