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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 8/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Minnesota Twins (47-63) and the Houston Astros (65-45) will compete in a four-game weekend tournament at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 7:10 PM ET. Minnesota finished a quick two-game set versus the Cincinnati Reds with a 7-5 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday and a one-run loss at 5-6 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Twins beat the Houston Astros in the opening of a four-game weekend face-off at 5-3 on Thursday. In Game 2, Minnesota tied the game twice and needed a two-frame extension for a one-run victory at 5-4 versus Houston on Friday. Minnesota drove eight hits with one error committed in that triumph. Pitcher Bailey Ober starts the game with 5.0 innings pitched while giving away three earned runs, seven hits, and one walk but struck out five hitters of the ‘Stros in a winning effort. The bullpen gave up just three hits with zero earned and one walk while striking out eight batters in relief.

 

Minnesota will be appointing right-hander Michael Pineda to take the starting role against the Astros in Game 3 of a weekend series on Saturday. The righty thrower is 4-6 with a 3.89 ERA while striking out 67 batters and granting 17 walks in the majors this season. In his career start facing the Houston squad, Pineda is 3-5 with a 5.18 ERA and struck out 44 batters of the ‘Stros.

 

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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Predictions 8/7/2021

 

On the side of Houston, they split a short two-game set with a 3-0 shutout win on Tuesday but lost the next contest at 5-7 on Wednesday. In the next series, the Astros were scoreless in the first five frames and ended Game 1 with a two-run score in a 3-5 defeat on Thursday. The Houston Astros need a win here with two losses in a row after a tough 4-5 defeat to Minnesota on Friday. Houston scored just one run with a total of 10 hits in a double extension match resulting in a one-run defeat. Starting Pitcher Zack Greinke went 6.0 innings of work with three earned runs on six hits allowed and granted one walk while striking out three batters of the Twins in picking up the loss. Center/Left Fielder Chas McCormick made two runs with a double and notched one RBI for the Astros.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Luis Garcia will be climbing up the hill to start for Houston versus the Twins in the third installment of a weekend series on Saturday. In his MLB tour this year, the righty starter is 7-6 with a 3.49 ERA, a total of 121 strikeouts, and awarded 32 free bases. Garcia will be pitching in his second career start against the Minnesota squad.

 

Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston -190. The Twins ranked 12th on the offense and 28th on defense while the Astros ranked 1st on the offense and 10th on defense this year. Houston is the stronger team in this match-up after winning 9 of their last 12 matches played at Minute Maid Park against Minnesota. The Twins recorded 5 defeats in their last 7 overall and 13 of their last 19 road outings. The predicted score, Houston Astros will win at 7-2.

 

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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 8/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

 

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021

 

TV: ATSW, SportsNet SW

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -190

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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