Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers: 7/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers: 7/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Texas Rangers (37-43) vs Minnesota Twins (47-38)

Game Info: Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Martin Perez (7-2) (2.34) vs Devin Smeltzer (4-2) (3.04)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Rangers will host the Minnesota Twins in the second game of their series in the American League West versus American League Central from Globe Life Field on Saturday afternoon. The weather is expected to be decently humid with a 28.6% chance of rain and 8.3 miles per hour winds.  

The Texas Rangers are coming off of a 1 run win against the Minnesota Twins in their last game. Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the win. The series is at 1-0 in favor of the Texas Rangers going into game 2. 

Jon Gray got the start for the Texas Rangers. He has a 4.03 ERA, with 91 strikes and a 1.21 whip. He struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings, departing after a two-run homer by No. 9 batter Ryan Jeffers. Gray allowed nine hits and five runs, only three of those earned because of three errors in the win. 

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Texas Rangers left-hander, Martín Pérez will be the starter for this one. He has a 2.34 ERA with 81 strikes and a 1.17 whip.

The Minnesota Twins are coming off of a 1 run loss against the Texas Rangers in their last game. Carlos Correa hit an early two-run homer for the Twins but it wasn’t enough i the loss. The series is at 1-0 in favor of the Texas Rangers going into game 2. 

Sonny Gray got the start for the Minnesota Twins. He has a 3.03 ERA, with 54 strikes and a 1.06 whip. He gave up a season-high five runs in the loss. 

Minnesota Twins right-hander, Devin Smeltzer will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.04 ERA with 34 strikes and a 1.03 whip.

The Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Twins are also 10-4 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series. The Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 overall and are 0-4 in their last 4 games on grass. The Twins are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Texas. The Twins should get the bounceback win.

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