GAME: Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox

DATE/TIME: Monday, June 16 – 7:10 PM EST

WHERE: Fenway Park. Boston MA

PITCHERS: Minnesota- Kevin Correia (R) vs Boston - Rubby De La Rosa (R)

LATEST ODDS: Red Sox -152 Total 8

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 8-10 -411

Both clubs have been on roller-coaster rides lately. The Boston Red Sox have won 2 of their last 3 encounters, 3 of their last 5, and 4 of their last 7 following a 5 game losing streak. Boston is in 4th place in the American League Eastern Division 8 games back in the division behind the Toronto Blue Jays. On the offensive side, the Sox’ offense has drained opposing pitchers to surrendering 253 strolls to first base as they are tied for 3rd most in the majors behind the Oakland Athletics at 287 and tonight’s Minnesota Twins at 255. The Bo Sox are 5th in the American League with a .328 on base percentage, but have averaged 4.0 runs per game, which is 13th in the American League. The Sox are averaging 4.04 pitches/PA, 2nd most in baseball to the Minnesota Twins  at 4.08. Mike Napoli is the Major League leader with an average of 4.60 pitches/PA. The Boston Red Sox have been successful in 12 of 14 stolen base attempts since May 11th, which equates to 85.7% and that is 2nd best in the American League during that time period.

Boston will meet Twin Starter Righty Kevin Correia who is making his 3rd career start against them with a 1 & 1 record and a whopping earn run average of 6.97 in just 10.1 frames.

The Minnesota Twins have lost 6 out of 10 and is playing under the .500 mark on the road losing 16 and 18. Minnesota is meeting Boston’ Right Hand Starter Rubby De La Rosa who is in short career has a record of 5 and 9 with a earn run average of 4.15.

MLB Pick: Boston -1.5 {+135} Over 9