Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins 6/22/2023 – An exciting clash will occur as the Boston Red Sox (39-36) face off against the Minnesota Twins in the final game of their thrilling four-game series at Target Field. The Red Sox have been on fire, winning seven of their last ten games, and they are determined to climb out of the AL East Division basement. With their sights set on victory, they will leave no stone unturned to secure another win against the Twins. The Minnesota Twins will win the matchup per the best baseball betting lines.
Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins 6/22/2023
|When:||Thursday, June 22, 1:10 PM EDT|
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Boston Red Sox
After winning seven out of their last ten games, the Boston Red Sox (39-36) are determined to climb out of the AL East Division basement. However, their hopes were dampened last night with a tough 5-4 road loss in ten innings, as their batters struggled with runners in scoring position, going just 3-for-15 and leaving nine men on base.
As the series finale against the Minnesota Twins approaches, Boston manager Alex Cora is yet to announce the starting pitcher, keeping fans on their toes. The Red Sox currently rank 19th in the league with a 4.40 team ERA, but they have shown promise with 22 quality starts. Their pitching staff boasts a respectable 1.30 WHIP, indicating their ability to control baserunners.
Boston’s offense steps up.
Reflecting on the previous games of this series, the Red Sox started strong, securing a convincing 9-3 victory in the Monday opener. They carried their momentum into Tuesday’s game, triumphing with a commanding 10-4 win. However, despite battling back from an early 2-1 deficit in the third game, they ultimately fell short, succumbing to a 5-4 defeat in 10 innings. Garrett Whitlock, the starting pitcher, displayed solid performance, finishing with 7.0 innings pitched, allowing four earned runs, eight hits, and issuing zero walks.
On the pitching front, the Red Sox will need a stellar performance from their yet-to-be-named starter. Consistency and precision will be the key to neutralizing the Twins’ potent lineup and keeping the game within reach for the Red Sox offense.
Players to watch: Alex Verdugo RF (GP 70, AB 279, R 50, H 84, 2B 24, 3B 3, HR 5, RBI 31, TB 129, BB 28, SO 38, SB 3, AVG 0.301, OBP 0.374, SLG 0.462, OPS 0.836, WAR 2.8, Rafael Devers 3B (GP 70, AB 273, R 39, H 65, 2B 16, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 57, TB 132, BB 23, SO 63, SB 0, AVG 0.238, OBP 0.304, SLG 0.484, OPS 0.787, WAR 1
The Minnesota Twins find themselves in a precarious position, clinging to a slim half-game lead over the Cleveland Guardians for the top spot in the competitive AL Central Division. With a home record three games above .500, the Twins are eager to solidify their position and extend their success.
In their latest matchup, they showcased their resilience, as relief pitcher Jovani Moran secured the win by throwing a scoreless inning. Kyle Farmer delivered the game-winning RBI single, resulting in a walk-off victory. Outfielder Max Kepler contributed to the triumph with a home run and two RBIs, propelling the Twins to a 37-38 overall record.
Joe Ryan is to start for Minnesota.
Stepping onto the mound for the Twins is the talented 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Joe Ryan (7-4, 3.30 ERA). Throughout his impressive season, Ryan has demonstrated remarkable control, limiting opponents to just eight home runs over 84-plus innings while amassing 91 strikeouts. With a minuscule 0.97 WHIP, Ryan has proven to be a force to be reckoned with on the mound.
Looking back at the previous game, the Twins experienced a setback as they surrendered five runs in the seventh inning, ultimately suffering a loss and being out-hit 15-11. However, they swiftly rebounded in the following game, securing a walk-off win with nine hits and two errors. Sonny Gray delivered a solid 5.0-inning start, allowing six hits, three earned runs, and issuing two walks.
As the Twins gear up for the series finale, all eyes will be on Joe Ryan as he retakes the mound. Ryan has proven a reliable and consistent force in the Twins ‘ rotation, with a career record of 22-13 and an impressive 3.52 ERA in 46 total starts.
Players to watch: Carlos Correa SS (GP 64, AB 242, R 21, H 53, 2B 15, 3B 2, HR 9, RBI 34, TB 99, BB 29, SO 67, SB 0, AVG 0.219, OBP 0.301, SLG 0.409, OPS 0.711, WAR 0.8, Byron Buxton DH (GP 56, AB 201, R 32, H 42, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 11, RBI 25, TB 86, BB 28, SO 71, SB 6, AVG 0.209, OBP 0.313, SLG 0.428, OPS 0.741, WAR 0.8
Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last seven games.
Boston is 5-2 SU in their last seven games against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last seven games.
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last eight games against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games at home.
Total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in their last eight games against an opponent in the American League.
Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
The Minnesota Twins understand the importance of this game in maintaining their division lead and fending off their fierce competitors. They aim to capitalize on their home-field advantage and the momentum from their recent victory. According to the top MLB betting sites, the Boston Red Sox will be unable to keep up with this and will lose.
Score Prediction: Twins 4, Sox 2.