The Toronto Blue Jays will continue their quest for a postseason berth Sunday when they host the rubber match of their three-game set with the Minnesota Twins.
Each team has won a game in the series and will be looking to take the finale. The Blue Jays are trying to hold off the New York Yankees for the second wild-card spot in the American League.
Minnesota Twins Betting Preview: Playing Out the String
The Minnesota Twins come into play with a record of 65-84, good for fifth place in the American League, 19.5 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the division race. The Twins have alternated losses with wins in their last five games and are looking to play out the string on this disappointing season without anyone getting hurt. Minnesota is just 3-7 in their last ten games, and that stretch has been a microcosm of their entire season.
They will send right-hander Luke Farrell to the mound Sunday. Farrell has a record of 1-0 with a 1.31 ERA. In 20.2 innings, Farrell has struck out 21 hitters, walked eight, and allowed one home run. In his previous outing, Farrell went 2.1 innings, allowing no runs and no hits, striking out two and walking one in a 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees.
Offensively, the Twins are hitting .240 as a team, good for eighth in the American League. Their leading hitter is shortstop Jorge Polanco, who is hitting .277 with 31 home runs and 90 RBI. First baseman Miguel Sano is hitting just .222 but has 29 home runs and 70 runs batted in.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview: Control of Their Own Destiny
The Toronto Blue Jays come into play with a record of 83-65, good for third place in the American League East, 8.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the division race. The Blue Jays currently hold the second wild-card spot by a half-game over the New York Yankees. Toronto has played terrific baseball over the last ten games, going 7-3 in that span.
The Blue Jays will send right-hander and former Minnesota Twin Jose Berrios to the mound Sunday. Berrios has a record of 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA. In 173.1 innings, Berrios has struck out 181 hitters, walked 42, and allowed 20 home runs. In his previous outing, Berrios went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits. He struck out four and walked none in a 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
Offensively, the Blue Jays are hitting .266, which is second-best in the American League. The Blue Jays lead the majors with 236 home runs. The Blue Jays’ leading hitter is MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting .318 with 46 home runs and 104 RBI. Right fielder Teoscar Hernandez is hitting .304 with 28 home runs and 106 RBI.
Blue Jays vs Twins Betting Odds & Lines
There is currently no betting information on this game, but if it becomes available, the Twins are making a bullpen start against one of the best lineups on the planet.
Free Betting Pick
The Blue Jays are sending Berrios to the mound, who would love nothing more than to beat his former team. The stars are aligned for a Toronto win, so when betting information becomes available, take the Blue Jays.
- Free Blue Jays vs Twins Pick: Toronto