Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins 8-5-22

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Toronto Blue Jays (59-46) will be stealing bases versus the Minnesota Twins (55-50) in Game 2 of 4 of the AL Inter-Division at Target Field in Minneapolis on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 8:10 PM ET.

 

Toronto is in 2nd place at 58-46 in the American League East Division with a .558 team percentage and 11 games behind first place after collecting a total of 500 runs while wasting 438 for a +62 run difference this season.

 

The Blue Jays come into this match-up against the Twins on Friday night after winning the series opener at 9-3 on Thursday.

 

LF Lourdes Gurriel was the key in the recent victory of Toronto after he landed two runs on a double with a walk and two RBIs while SP Alek Manoah dominated the mound with only 2 hits, 2 earned runs, and 4 bases on balls allowed but wrung up 5 Minnesota hitters after finishing 6.0 innings in the win.

 

First Baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. knocked 21 balls over the perimeter with a team-high 63 RBIs and a batting average of .285 in his career tour with the Blue Jays this year. LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. contributed a team-leading .311 batting average, a .363 OBP, and a .427 slugging percentage for the offense of Toronto.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Jose Berrios (8-4, 4.96 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 106 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Blue Jays in the 2nd installment of a series facing the Twins on Friday night. Berrios gave up 124 hits, 27 free bases, and 22 long balls in pitching for 114.1 innings in his major league career throughout the season.

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 8/5/2022

 

The Minnesota Twins retained the lead at 55-50 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .529 after tallying 470 runs while surrendering 441 for a run difference of +29 for the year.

 

The Twins lost game 1 of a series to the Blue Jays at 3-9 on Thursday following their victory over the Tigers with a 2-1 record last time out.

 

RF Jake Cave nailed one run on one hit with one RBI in leading the offense of Minnesota while starter Sonny Gray lasted for 5.0 frames after yielding just one hit and 5 walks but fanned out 5 batters of the Blue Jays.   

 

CF Byron Buxton augmented the offense for the Twins after hitting 26 long balls and drove 46 RBI with a batting average of .221 while 2B Jorge Polanco pitched in a team-high 49 RBIs with 14 dingers and a .239 batting average for Minnesota.

 

1B Luis Arraez put power in the offense of the Twins with an on-base percentage of .398 and slugging .434 while averaging .329 from the plate this season.

 

Minnesota will be assigning righty Tyler Mahle (5-7, 4.14 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 114 Ks) to start game 2 of a series versus Toronto on Friday evening. Mahle yielded 91 hits, 39 BBs, and 12 home runs after pitching for 104.1 innings in the majors throughout the year.    

 

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Toronto -125. The Blue Jays have the momentum in this match-up after winning four of their last five while the Twins struggled to get back on their winning ways after losing five of their last seven overall this season.

 

Toronto defeated Minnesota on 31 occasions out of their 46 meetings at Target Field. The Toronto Blue Jays will win predicted at 5-1.   

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN

 

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022                            

                                                               

TV: BSNO

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -125     

                         

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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