MLB Betting Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox: One of the hottest teams in baseball, the Minnesota Twins (50-38), travel to Bean Town Monday evening at 7:05 pm ET to take on the Boston Red Sox (52-39) on the first of a 3-game set from Fenway Park. The Red Sox are coming off a series split (2-2) with the Yankees, as they travel back home before the All Star break. At SportsBook.com, the Boston Red Sox are -173 MLB Betting odds favorite to win game 1 against the visiting Minnesota Twins (+163).
The road woes continue for the defending World Series Champion Red Sox, as they dropped the last 2 games against the Yankees in the Bronx.
They come into this series against the Twins with Big Pappi on the bench, and Manny Ramirez cold as ice at the plate. The Over/Under in this MLB Betting: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox has been set at a combined 9 total runs.
The Boston Red Sox have been one of the best home teams in the majors this season at 31-10, but papier-mâché away from Fenway; as they remain well below .500 at 21-29 on the road.
The Sox will try to get on track, and hope to gain some momentum before going into the All Star break, as they have lost 7 of their last 10 games.
Tonight, Terry Francona will send to the mound the Japanese import, RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka. In 14 starts thus far, Dice-K has registered 9 wins and just 1 loss, while maintaining a low ERA of 3.12, and striking out 65 batters in 75 innings pitched. He has surrendered just 5 big flies, 49 free passes, and 55 hits.
For the Minnesota Twins, the young RHP out of Oklahoma State, Scott Baker will take the mound. Thus far this season for the Twins, Baker is 5-2, with a respectable 3.65 ERA, along with 57 punch-outs. He has allowed 11 home runs, and has walked 12 in his 69 innings of work.