Twins vs Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks for Today 6/21

Twins vs Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks for Today 6/21

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Red Sox vs Twins: Preview and Prediction

We break down the MLB clash between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins at Target Field on June 21, 2023, and analyze both teams to determinate a final prediction.

 

Minnesota Twins: Set for a Turnaround

Pitching Analysis

Sonny Gray is starting for the Twins. With an impressive 4-1 record, a 2.37 ERA, and 1.28 WHIP over 76.0 innings, Gray's stellar performance will be a key factor. His control and ability to rack up strikeouts are a crucial advantage for the Twins.

Hitting Analysis

Despite a relatively lower team batting average, the Twins have displayed considerable power with 94 HRs. Carlos Correa, though struggling with a .219 average, has contributed 34 RBIs and 9 HRs. Byron Buxton has also been hitting the ball hard with 11 HRs and 25 RBIs.

Home Record

Playing at Target Field, the Twins have a respectable 21-19 home record. The home crowd support and familiarity with the field could provide the extra edge the Twins need to secure a win.

 

Boston Red Sox: Challenging Away Performance

Pitching Analysis

The Red Sox will start Garrett Whitlock, who holds a 4-2 record with a 4.38 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 39.0 innings. His higher ERA compared to Gray indicates a susceptibility to allow runs, which can be a disadvantage in this matchup.

Hitting Analysis

Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox in HRs and RBIs with 17 and 57 respectively. However, with some key players like Joely Rodriguez and Tanner Houck on the injured list, the Red Sox may struggle to find depth in their lineup.

Away Record

With an away record of 18-17, the Red Sox are just above .500 on the road. They will need to step up their game to contend with the Twins' home advantage.

 

Prediction

With Sonny Gray's superb pitching and the home field advantage, the Minnesota Twins have the edge in this matchup. The Twins have been strong at home and will be motivated to break their losing streak. Furthermore, the Red Sox, with a slightly weaker pitching start and key players on the injured list, may find it difficult to overcome the resolute Twins at Target Field.

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