Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels
The Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels meet on Wednesday for game two of their series at Target Field. The Angels are -170 favorites over the Twins with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Minnesota Twins are still winless this season and after being the worst team in baseball last season it looks like it could be another long year. On Monday starter Nick Blackburn allowed five hits and five earned runs while striking out three over six innings to take the loss. The Twins had just five hits for the game and scored just a run as Josh Willingham had two hits and Joe Mauer, Denard Span, and Ryan Doumit all had hits in the loss. For Wednesday’s game Minnesota starts Carl Pavano who took a loss in his first start in Baltimore. Pavano allowed five hits and four runs working seven innings throwing 95 pitches.
The Los Angeles Angels are favored to win the American League West but they already trail the defending champion Rangers even after winning Minnesota on Monday. In Monday’s game C.J. Wilson allowed just three hits over seven innings allowing just a run and striking out five to get his frist win as an Angel. At the plate the Angels had six hits and scored five runs as Torii Hunter had a hit and Kendry Morales, Bobby Abreu, Alberto Callespo, and Chris Ianetta all had hits and scored in the winning effort. For game two of this series Los Angeles gives the ball to Jered Weaver who allowed four hits and struck out 10 over eight shutout innings in his first start of the year, a win over Kansas City.
Minnesota is 1-5 in their last six games against the A.L. West, 8-3 in their last 11 Wednesday games, and 1-4 in Pavano’s last five starts. Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last seven road games against a right handed starter, 2-6 in their last eight games overall, and 5-1 in Weaver’s last six starts. Los Angeles is 7-3 in their last 10 games in Minnesota.
The total is set at 7.5 and I see this one coming in under that number.