Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 6-11-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 6/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 6/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Rays (34-23) will face off with the Minnesota Twins (33-26) in Game 2 of 3 of the AL Inter-Division at Target Field in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET.

 

Tampa Bay comes into this match-up facing Minnesota on Saturday after losing the opener at 9-4 on Friday. The Rays just defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a series by a sweep.

 

Tampa Bay is in 3rd place at 34-24 in the American League East Division with a .586 team percentage and 8 games behind first place after earning 244 runs while allowing 227 for a +17 run difference for the season.

 

LF Randy Arozarena scored one run on one hit with two RBIs in leading the Rays while Drew Rasmussen finished 4.1 innings with 9 hits, 4 earned runs, and 2 BBs conceded but struck out 3 batters in the loss.  

 

CF Kevin Kiermaier hit 6 long balls with 15 RBIs and a batting average of .217 in leading the offense for Tampa Bay while 1B Ji-Man Choi added a team-high 29 RBIs, a .278 batting average, and 5 home runs this year.

 

First Baseman Yandy Diaz marked an OBP at .418, a slugging percentage of .359, and batted .276 for the season. Twenty-two-year-old right-hander Shane Baz (2-0, 2.03 ERA) will take on the mound for his 4th start for the Rays facing the Twins on Saturday.

 

In over 13 innings of work, the right-hander starter wrung up 18 hitters and holds a WHIP of 0.68 this season.  

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 6/11/2022

 

The Minnesota Twins started a series with a 9-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. The Twins just lost a series to the New York Yankees with a 1-2 standing last game out.

 

Minnesota took the lead at 34-26 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .567 after tallying 272 runs while giving away 242 for a run difference of +30 this year.

 

DH Byron Buxton nailed three runs on two hits with two RBIs in leading the offense for the Twins while Devin Smeltzer finished 6.0 frames of work with 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 BBS allowed but struck out 3 Tampa Bay hitters in the winning effort.  

 

Second Baseman Luis Arraez powered the offense for Minnesota with a team-leading on-base percentage of .447, a batting average of .359, and slugging .424 for the year.

 

CF Byron Buxton knocked 15 balls outside the park with 28 RBIs and a batting average of .231 while SS Jorge Polanco contributed a team-high 31 RBIs with 7 dingers and averages .238 at the plate this season.

 

The Minnesota Twins will be appointing right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP) to start game 2 against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. He gave up 4 hits and 2 home runs through 3.0 innings pitched this year.  

 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Minnesota. The Twins will dominate this game at home with a 19-13 record and gain momentum after winning the opener on Friday.

 

After 58 matches played, Tampa Bay ranked 24th in OPS and 19th in runs scored while Minnesota ranked 6th in OPS and 8th in runs scored this season. The Minnesota Twins will win predicted to a score of 5-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET

 

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

 

TV: BSNO

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Twins TBA        

                   

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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