The Minnesota Twins will be at home when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. The Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday and improved to 55-49 this year. The Blue Jays are now 58-46 this season after losing Wednesday’s game to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Twins currently lead the American League Central, which goes into play Thursday, by a game over the Cleveland Guardians.
“Series W! #TwinsWin!” – Twins
Sonny Gray, who is 6-3 with a 3.41 ERA, will climb the hill for Minnesota on Thursday. In his final 11 frames, the veteran right-hander was great, giving up just two deserved runs.
The Blue Jays’ offense, which Gray is tasked with, has taken a nosedive of late, but they still have some strong at-bats. They also added Whit Merrifield to the close for depth which should help them over the long term. Look for Gray to make three straight good starts on Thursday.
Toronto will trot out Alek Manoah, who is 11-5 with a 2.43 ERA. He has been spectacular this year and will face a solid Twins line-up. On Friday, Manoah threw 5 1/3 frames, giving up seven hits and four earned runs while hitting four in a loss to the Detroit Tigers.
“Alek Manoah is about ” – From 9
This wasn’t the ace-like performance we’ve come to expect from Manoah, but he should bounce back in the series opener. The Blue Jays right-hander excelled on the road and had a 2.37 away ERA this year, so expect him to continue on Thursday.
Match Details Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays
contraption: Toronto Blue Jays @ Minnesota Twins
appointment time: Thursday, August 4 at 7:40 p.m. EDT
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds
The best tips for the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays
Alek Manoah got off to an unusually poor start last week, but he’s only conceded more than two earned runs once in his last four games. Expect him to show why he’s an all-star and expect him to limit runs.
Tip: Alek Manoah under 2.5 earned runs allowed (+105)
Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Prediction
The Blue Jays have won 11 of their last 14 when favored. Meanwhile, the Twins have lost seven of their previous eight to underdogs. Make sure visitors take the first game of the series behind their ace.
Prediction: Blue Jays ML (-122)
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