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Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/06/2020 MLB Results, Analysis and Baseball Forecast
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Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/06/2020 – Minnesota Twins will take the road to square-off in their final game of a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Twins are looking forward to sweeping the Pirates in this series as they have already won the first three games. Minnesota improved to 10-2 on the season and they have ensured a big lead at the top spot in the AL Central division. This season, the baseball odds have not been favoring the Pirates for a long time. Pittsburgh declined drastically to the last spot in the AL Central division with a terrible 2-10 record. The Pirates will need to break their losing streak soon and the Twins are not giving them the opportunity.
Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/06/2020
Minnesota Twins is one of the few teams that have lost just two games this season. The Twins have made good use of this opportunity to get past the Pirates and they are all set to continuing their success. Last night, Minnesota witnessed Mac Kepler go deep from the plate with a three-run home run while Marwin Gonzalez contributed one run and two RBIs. Randy Dobnak was the starting pitcher who threw six innings and surrendered three hits with just one strikeout. Minnesota is looking towards Kenta Maeda as their starting pitcher in this game. Maeda held a decent 10-8 record last season with 169 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.04.
Players to watch: J. Polanco SS (GP12, AB46, R6, H12, 2B1, 3B0, HR1, RBI5, TB16, BB3, SO5, SB0, AVG0.261, OBP0.306, SLG0.348, OPS0.654, WAR0), N. Cruz DH (GP12, AB46, R10, H18, 2B3, 3B0, HR3, RBI15, TB30, BB3, SO13, SB0, AVG0.391, OBP0.44, SLG0.652, OPS1.092, WAR0).
Pittsburgh is currently on a six-game losing streak and they are yet to win a series this year. Last night, the Pirates surrendered five runs to the Twins and scored just two in return. In the last three games alone, Pittsburgh has allowed a total of 17 runs from the pitching side. Josh Bell was the only player that smashed a two-run homer with a double as he went three for four. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams suffered the loss as he went 0-3 this season. Pittsburgh is looking towards JT Brubaker as their starter in this game. Brubaker will make his first appearance for his team in 2020.
Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP12, AB45, R7, H10, 2B1, 3B0, HR2, RBI4, TB17, BB1, SO15, SB0, AVG0.222, OBP0.234, SLG0.378, OPS0.612, WAR0), A. Frazier 2B (GP11, AB43, R3, H7, 2B1, 3B0, HR1, RBI2, TB11, BB4, SO9, SB0, AVG0.163, OBP0.25, SLG0.256, OPS0.506, WAR0).
Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The baseball picks are once again in favor of the Twins to win and cover the spread. Pittsburgh’s pitching unit will lose control over the Twins in this game.
Score Prediction: Minnesota Twins 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 3.