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Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees 8/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Minnesota Twins (54-68) and the New York Yankees (70-52) will battle in Game 2 of a four-game weekend challenge at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 7:05 PM ET. Minnesota split the first two contests of a series versus the Cleveland Indians after winning the opener at 5-4 on Monday but lost the next round at 1-3 on Tuesday. The Twins made a quick rebound and won the series with a one-run triumph at 8-7 on Wednesday. In the next series, Minnesota bowed to the Yankees after they failed to score in the first five innings and made five runs in the last four frames resulting in a 5-7 loss. Starter John Grant finished only 3.1 innings with four earned runs on three hits with a walk and struck out four hitters of the Yanks. Pitcher Andrew Albers allowed one earned run on two hits with one walk granted while striking out four batters after pitching for 4.0 innings in relief.

 

Minnesota will give the ball to southpaw Charlie Barnes to start the second installment of a weekend series versus the Yankees on Friday. The left-handed thrower is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA while striking out nine hitters and awarded five free bases in his MLB stint this year. Barnes will be pitching in his first career start facing New York.

 

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On the New York side, the squad recorded a grand slam after they beat the Boston Red Sox in a three-game battle this mid-week. The Yankees secured a doubleheader duel after shutting down the Red Sox at 5-3 in round one and ended up with a 2-0 shutout win in the evening round on Tuesday. The Yanks never looked back and finished the series by a sweep with a 5-2 triumph in the finale on Thursday. NY opened the next series with a 7-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. After that win, New York recorded a seven-game winning streak and will try to extend it on Friday. Starting Pitcher Jameson Taillon lasted for 5.1 innings with 3 earned runs on 5 hits allowed and struck out 5 Minnesota hitters in the winning effort. Catcher Kyle Higashioka led the charge with two runs, two hits, and drove three RBIs in the victory.

 

New York will give a nod to Left-handed Pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. to take his post on the pitcher’s mound to start the second outing of a series against the Twins on Friday. The southpaw thrower is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA, 53 strikeouts, and 14 bases on balls in the majors this season. In his career start versus the Minnesota squad, Cortes is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA while striking out three batters of the Twins.

 

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York -220. The Yankees gained momentum after winning seven consecutive outings including Game 1 of a series against the Twins. New York won eight of their last 10 while Minnesota posted seven victories in their last 10 overall. Moreover, the Yanks have the advantage of playing at home on Friday. The prediction, New York Yankees will win at 8-3.

 

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Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees 8/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

 

Location: Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NY

 

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021

 

TV: YES

 

MLB Odds: New York Yankees -220

 

MLB Totals: 10.5

 

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