Pittsburgh Pirates VS Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball 07:05 PM ET

Thursday

08/05/2020

ATT-Pitt, FS-North

Spread: Minnesota Twins -1.5

Over/Under: 9

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The Minnesota Twins will be peeling off the ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 7:05 PM ET. Minnesota will be coming hot from their last 7-3 victory over the Pirates. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will be preparing for a comeback from that Tuesday night’s defeat. The Minnesota Twins are in first place in the AL Central Division, with a 9-2 standing and .818 this season. The Twins are in 2nd place behind the Yankees in the American League. The Pittsburgh Pirates, with a 2-9 standing and a team percentage of .182, are in 15th place behind Arizona in the National League. The Pirates are in 5th place behind the Brewers in the NL Central Division.

Minnesota’s strong offense was led by Eddie Rosario with two Run Batted In (RBI). Nelson Cruz has 3-for-4 with an RBI and Miguel Sano added a double with an RBI of his own. Max Kepler, Luis Arraez and Byron Buxton each contributed an RBI in the win. Marwin Gonzalez added a base hit for Minnesota’s victory. The Twins will be assigning Randy Dobnak to start tonight’s encounter with the Pirates. Dobnak posted 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season, and this is his first career game against Pittsburgh as a starter.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/5/2020

Pittsburgh must do some adjustments if they want a victory tonight. John Ryan Murphy, Gregory Polanco and Phillip Evans each had an RBI in the losing effort. Erik Gonzalez and Bryan Reynolds added a double and a triple, respectively. Adam Frazier chipped in a base knock to finish off the Pirates’ offense . Trevor Williams was assigned as starter in tonight’s match-up, and he is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 9 Ks this season. Williams will be playing his first career start against the Twins.

Minnesota has 5 key players posted on their injury list, including four pitchers. Starting Pitchers Jake Odorizzi (back), Rich Hill (shoulder), Homer Bailey (biceps), and Relief Pitchers Zack Littell (hamstring) cannot get the ball for the Twins. 3B Josh Donaldson (calf) will miss the action tonight. Pittsburgh will be missing 10 players from their roster. Starting Pitchers Mitch Keller (oblique), Chris Archer (shoulder) and Jameson Taillon (elbow) will not be starting for the Pirates. Relief Pitchers Michael Feliz (forearm), Keone Kela (undisclosed status), Clay Homes (forearm), and Kyle Crick (shoulder) will be sitting on the bench tonight. Shortstop JT Riddle (abdomen), Catcher Luke Maile (finger) and Right Fielder Kevin Kramer (hip) will not be playing versus Minnesota.

Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Minnesota -1.5. The Twins are 39-16 in their last 55 outings as a road favourite, and 5-1 in their last 6 contests against the NL Central Division. The over is 5-0 in Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road. The Pirates are 49-24 in their last 73 match-ups against the AL Central Division, and 1-5 in their last 6 interleague contests at home. The over is 34-16-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 51 outings as a home underdog. The prediction, Minnesota will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2020

TV: ATT-Pitt, FS-North

MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -1.5

MLB Totals: 9

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