Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers MLB Sat, May 25, 14:10 pm.
Minnesota Twins
ML: -140
Texas Rangers
ML: 115

Alex Kirilloff, Twins Seek to Extend Winning Streak Against Rangers


Minnesota Twins first baseman Alex Kirilloff had enough of the cynics. Inquiries concerning his hitting execution and ideas that he could require time in the minors to fix his swing were stacking up. On Friday, Kirilloff responded to those questions vehemently with a go on homer that drove the Twins to a 3-2 triumph over the Texas Rangers in the series opener in Minneapolis. As the groups gear up for the second round of this three-game series on Saturday evening, Kirilloff and the Twins are hoping to keep their series of wins alive.

Kirilloff’s Comeback and Twins’ Recent Performance

Kirilloff’s Key Moment

Notwithstanding an extreme season, Alex Kirilloff moved forward when it made the biggest difference, crushing a urgent go on homer to get the Twins’ success. This second was a colossal help for Kirilloff, who has been battling, hitting .206 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 44 games. ” You’re intellectually burnt out on in every case simply attempting to consider it,” Kirilloff said about his initial season droop. ” It resembles the equilibrium of making an effort not to overthink and sort out what’s happening, and making an effort not to press, and then also kind of being able to go back to what you do when you’re going well, and relaxing and simplifying things.”

Twins’ Turnaround

The Twins have shown great resilience, winning three straight games after losing the previous seven. This winning streak has revitalized the team’s momentum, and they aim to continue this positive trend against the Rangers.

Rangers’ Struggles and Key Issues

Offensive Challenges

The Texas Rangers are currently experiencing a difficult period, having dropped five consecutive games and 11 out of their last 13. The team’s struggle on offense has been a major issue, with them scoring two runs or less in four out of their last five games. Texas manager Bruce Bochy emphasized the importance of improving hitting when runners are in scoring position, stating, “To win the game, you have to get a hit with men on base.” Depending solely on hitting home runs is not a dependable strategy. We failed to understand it (Friday night). A few times we had him in a tight spot, and that was what was lacking.

Support for the Pitching Staff

Bochy praised the pitching staff for their efforts despite the lack of offensive support. “I thought our pitching did a great job. These guys pitch out of some tough jams. Kept them at three, gave us a chance, but we just can’t get much going with men on base.”

Pitching Matchups: Paddack vs. Lorenzen

Chris Paddack (Twins)

  • Season Performance: Paddack (4-2, 4.47 ERA) will make his 10th start of the season. He has walked 10 batters and struck out 47 in 50 1/3 innings.
  • Recent Outing: Paddack is coming off a tough-luck no-decision against the Cleveland Guardians, where he gave up two runs on three hits in eight innings, but the Twins lost the game 5-2.
  • Career Stats Against Rangers: In two career starts against Texas, Paddack is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA, having walked three and struck out eight in 10 innings.

Michael Lorenzen (Rangers)

  • Season Performance: Lorenzen (2-3, 3.61 ERA) is set to make his eighth start of the season. He has walked 21 and struck out 33 in 42 1/3 innings.
  • Career Stats Against Twins: Lorenzen has made four appearances, including one start, against Minnesota in his career. He is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA, allowing three earned runs in 11 innings.


As Alex Kirilloff looks to build on his recent success and the Twins aim to extend their winning streak, the matchup against the struggling Texas Rangers will be critical. With Chris Paddack and Michael Lorenzen set to take the mound, both teams will rely on their starting pitchers to set the tone for the game. Fans can expect a competitive and closely contested battle as the Twins and Rangers clash once again.

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Minnesota Twins
O 8.5
Texas Rangers
U 8.5
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