Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins Picks and Predictions May 17th 2024

Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins MLB Fri, May 17, 19:10 pm.
Cleveland Guardians
ML: -125
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0
Minnesota Twins
ML: 105

The keeper welcomes the Twins to an early division showdown

After a proper rest, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lead the American League Central, prepare to face one of their neighbors, the Minnesota Twins, in a major section for the first time. The Rangers will aim to continue their success at home on Friday night against a Twins side looking to snap a three-game winning streak and maintain their strong form on the way.

The new Cleveland Guardians show

The Rangers just ended a 16 game streak with an 8-8 record. Despite the challenges, they are still on the Middle East. That stretch included a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox and a three-game series against the eventual World Series champion Texas Rangers. Head coach Steven Vogt acknowledged the team’s resilience, saying: “You want to have a better record, but we won three of five in that season and , it’s great to be in position.”

Symptoms of Guilt

The Rangers have been impressive at home, winning 10 of their last 13 home games, averaging five runs scored and hitting 18 home runs. Rising star Josh Naylor was a key player for the team, hitting .328 at home with seven of 12 homers in 17 home games. Jose Ramirez was also impressive, hitting five. homer and 14 RBI in his last 12 home games.

Video Analysis: Triston McKenzie

Settler Triston McKenzie is set to be much improved after a poor start to the season. He has a 6.23 ERA in his first three games but has posted a 2.28 ERA in his last five games. Despite his recent struggles, McKenzie has struggled with the Twins, posting a 2-5 record and ERA in 10 starts with the Twins.

McKenzie said, “it’s always moving forward,” as he looks back on his season, a sign that he’s focused on maintaining his current success.

The Minnesota Twins recently

The Twins arrived in Cleveland after being swept in three games by the New York Yankees in their home opener, trailing 14-1 and dropping back-to-back games. . Head coach Rocco Baldelli expressed the need to quickly overcome this loss, saying: “We have to put it behind us. We have to continue.”

Despite their struggles at home, the Twins have been dominant on the road, scoring 67 points in eight of their last nine road games. key pair

Max Kepler had a terrific performance on the road, hitting .391 with a home run and eight RBIs in seven straight innings, though he gave up just 19 hits to 2 and McKenzie. Carlos Correa also looked good, hitting .357 over his last four road games and going 5-for-14 with two homers against McKenzie.

Byron Buxton, who has been out since May 1 with a right knee injury, will return this week to boost the Twins’ lineup.

Television Analysis: Simon Woods Richardson

The Twins will be sitting on Simon Woods-Richardson in hopes of returning from a tough game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Despite a strong start to the season, Woods-Richardson gave up five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in his last start. The young right-hander has shown promise, allowing just four earned runs (1.74 ERA) in 20 2/3 innings over his first four starts in 2024.

Reflecting on his recent performance, Woods-Richardson said: “It’s all my fault. There’s no way we could have led like this if I hadn’t gone out and finished the game and had a chance to my favorite team to win.”

To decide

The upcoming series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Twins promises to be a great early season matchup. With both teams looking to cement their place in the division and key players returning to their best, fans can expect a competitive and exciting series.

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spread
moneyline
over/under
Cleveland Guardians
-1.5
155
-125
O 8
-115
Minnesota Twins
+1.5
-190
105
U 8
-105
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