Pittsburgh Pirates VS Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball 01:35 PM ET

Saturday

08/06/2020

FSN, ATPT

Spread: Minnesota Twins -186, (-1.5)

Over/Under: 9

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Minnesota Twins will be playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 1:35 PM ET. Minnesota made three straight victories after their 5-2 win against the Pirates, Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh must win this Thursday’s match to end-up their 3-game losing streak. The Minnesota Twins, with a 10-2 standing and .833 in the series, are in first place in the AL Central Division and no.1 in the American League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are no.15 behind Arizona in the National League, with a 2-10 standing and a team percentage of .167. The Pirates are in 5th place behind the Reds in the NL Central Division.

Minnesota’s four runs score in the 9th inning of Wednesday’s match, was mostly Max Kepler’s contribution from his two-out, three-run homer output. Marwin Gonzalez chipped in 2 hits, 2 RBIs and one run in that victory. Starting Pitcher Randy Dobnak scored three hits and one strikeout in 6 innings of play. In tonight’s match-up, the Twins will be fielding Kenta Maeda as starter. Maeda posted a 10-8 record with a 4.04 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 153.2 innings of play last year. In his career this season, Maeda recorded 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 11 innings of play.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/6/2020

Pittsburgh’s offense last Wednesday was led by Josh Bell, who had a 3-for-4 line with a double and a two-run homer. Eric Gonzalez was another Pirate who snatched a hit with 1-for-3 mark. Starter Trevor Williams contributed three hits and one ERA in 7 innings of play. Pittsburgh will be sending JT Brubaker to start Thursday’s contest. As his first start this year, Brubaker has seven strikeouts with a clean ERA in 5 innings of work.

Minnesota reported 5 key players injured, including four pitchers. Starting Pitchers Rich Hill (shoulder), Jake Odorizzi (back), Homer Bailey (biceps), and Relief Pitcher Zack Littell (hamstring) will not be stepping on their mound tonight. Third Baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) will not be guarding his base for the Twins. Pittsburgh will be missing 10 key players from their line-up tonight. Starting Pitchers Mitch Keller (oblique), Chris Archer (shoulder), Jameson Taillon (elbow), and Relief Pitchers Michael Feliz (forearm), Keone Kela (undisclosed status), Clay Holmes (forearm), and Kyle Crick (shoulder) will be missing the pitcher’s plate tonight. Shortstop JT Riddle (abdomen), Catcher Luke Maile (finger), and Right Fielder Kevin Kramer (hip) will be sitting on the bench for the Pirates.

Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this match is Minnesota -1.5. The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 outings during game 4 of a series, and the over is 5-1 in Minnesota’s last 6 contests on the road. The Pirates are 2-5 in their last 7 contests during game 4 of a series, and the under is 3-0-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 match-ups during game 4 of a series. The Twins are 7-3 in the last 10 games in Pittsburgh. The prediction, pick Minnesota -186 to a score of 6-4.

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Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2020

TV: FSN, ATPT

MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -186, (-1.5)

MLB Totals: 9

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