Brewers Look for Sweep Over the Twins
The Minnesota Twins so far have been the dominating team in MLB. They host the struggling Milwaukee Brewers in the second game of this highly anticipated inter-league series on Tuesday. They lost game one of the series and look to keep from getting swept this evening. Orlando Arcia belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning on Monday to provide the Brewers with a 5-4 win while handing Minnesota just its second loss in 13 games.
The Twins hold the best record in all of baseball at 36-17 (one game ahead of the Yankees and Astros) and are ten games ahead of the second place Indians in the AL Central. The Brewers are 31-24 and looking to stay within striking distance of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are only 0.5 games ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central.
TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee), FS North (Minnesota); LINE: Twins -111; O/U: Over 10 -115.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers RH Zach Davies (5-0, 2.43 ERA) vs. Twins LH Martin Perez (7-1, 2.95)
Arcia recorded three RBI’s while Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich drove in runs with sacrifice flies to give Milwaukee its second straight win following a stretch during which it lost five of seven games. Yelich leads the majors with 21 Creatures, but has only 10 RBI’s this month. That is despite hitting seven creatures.That happens when six are of the solo variety. Minnesota had its six-game winning streak snapped on Monday. They had outscored opponents 53-16 during their string of victories. Byron Buxton hit a three-run blast in the series opener. Twins’ batters struck out 13 times in this game. Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron and Miguel Sano all pulling the Hat Trick.
This, That, and a Dart Throw
The Twins will give the nod to veteran Martin Perez. He hasn’t been too shabby himself with a 7-1 record and a 2.95 ERA. The Twins have produced the highest scoring offense in all of baseball. They leading the league in runs scored at 308 thanks to the likes of shortstop Jorge Polanco, who has a .340 AVG (leads the AL), and left fielder Eddie Rosario has 15 HR (tied for second in AL). Perez defeated the Los Angeles Angels in his last turn. He gave up two runs and six hits over five innings. He has issued four walks in each of his last two outings, but has at least seven strikeouts in four of his last five starts Perez lost his lone career start against the Brewers on Sept. 26, 2016. He was gas-lighted for eight runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings while with Texas.
The Brewers will be going with Zach Davies on the mound. Davies is undefeated going into this matchup after 10 starts. He is holding a 5-0 record with an impressive 2.43 ERA. Davies is coming off his worst outing of the season as he allowed six runs and six hits in three innings of a no-decision against Cincinnati. The young hurler gave up just nine earned runs in his first nine starts. He served up two homers iagainst the Reds on Wednesday. Davies has lost his lone career start against the Twins on Aug. 10, 2017. He surrendered seven runs – six earned – and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
The Dart Throw: Twins 5, Brewers 3
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MLB Betting Odds & Trends
|Milwaukee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee’s last 12 games on the road|
|Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota|
|Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota|
|Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota|
|Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games|
|Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home|
|Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee|
|Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Milwaukee|
|Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee|
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