Minnesota Twins at St. Louis Cardinals Game One - 9/8/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Twins (26-17) at St. Louis Cardinals (17-16)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 3:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Jose Berrios (3-3) (4.29) vs. Carlos Martinez (0-1) (14.73)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +110 / Minnesota Twins -120 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Twins face the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, September 8th at Busch Stadium for game one of a doubleheader.
The Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals will finish up their season series in a doubleheader on Tuesday. Both teams are over .500 heading into this game, and both teams would love to earn the two-game sweep. The Twins took down the Detroit Tigers on Monday by the final score of 6-2. Minnesota has now won six of its last seven games overall, and the Twins record is now 26-17 on the year. The Twins are right in the mix in the AL Central, as they are only 1.0 game behind the White Sox and Indians for first place in the division. A two-game sweep for Minnesota would give them a great chance to hold possession or even sole possession of first place in the division standings by the end of the night.
The St. Louis Cardinals are only 2.5 games behind the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Cards are currently 17-16 on the year, and they are coming off a series win over the Cubs this weekend. The Cardinals will keep an eye on their starting catcher Yadier Molina, as he left Monday's game early with a bruised elbow.
The Minnesota Twins are set to send right-hander Jose Berrios to the mound to face the Cardinals. Berrios is 3-3 with a 4.29 ERA through his first 42.0 innings of the season with the Twins. Berrios is coming off a sharp start against the Chicago White Sox, as he tossed 6.0 one-run innings with eight strikeouts on September 2nd.
The St. Louis Cardinals will bring right-hander Carlos Martinez to the bump for Tuesday's game. Martinez is 0-1 with a 14.73 ERA through 3.2 innings this season. Martinez has not pitched since July 28th, and in that start, he was blown up by the Twins for six earned runs through 3.2 innings.
I like the Twins to keep on rolling and take game one of this doubleheader. Martinez has not pitched in over a month, and the last time he took on the Twins it did not go well. I like Berrios and the Twins on the money line in this spot.