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Minnesota Twins (40-36) at San Diego Padres (32-45)
Tuesday, 10:05 pm Eastern


The red-hot Minnesota Twins head into San Diego on Tuesday to begin a series with the Padres.  The Twins have won six straight and eight of nine to move just 1.5 games back of the White Sox for first place in the American League Central.  To continue that streak they will have to defeat Jake Peavy on Tuesday night.


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The Twins are now 9-3 in Interleague play and seem better suited to take on National League teams. "We kind of match up a little better," manager Ron Gardenhire said, "We are a team that can bunt, we are a team that can scratch out runs, we don't rely on the big home runs. So we kind of can play National League baseball." The Twins send Kevin Slowey to the mound on Tuesday.  He is 4-6 with a 4.37 ERA.  He gave up one run and seven hits in six innings last Wednesday in an 11-2 win over Washington. 


San Diego continues to struggle and even Jake Peavy is barely above .500 despite a 2.88 ERA.  His 5-4 record is indicative of the lack of run support he receives.  He also has not been the same since going on the DL.  He went just four innings last Wednesday against the Yankees and gave up four runs and six hits. "His stuff was good," manager Bud Black said. "His velocity was there.”  Peavy has pitched against the Twins only once in his career, giving up three runs in 6 2/3 innings.  Overall the Padres have lost six of their last seven games. The Twins and Padres have split six meetings in their history with each team winning two of three on the road.


Here are the MLB betting stats for Tuesday’s game.  The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Twins are 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Twins are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. the National League West.

The Twins are 37-14 in their last 51 Interleague games. The Twins are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog.


The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Padres are 8-3 in their last 11 games as a home favorite. The Padres are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. the American League Central. The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 Interleague home games. The Padres are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Padres are 2-6 in Peavy’s last 8 starts.


The Under is 5-1 in the Twins last 6 vs. the National League West. The Over is 8-2 in the Twins last 10 road games. The Over is 9-3 in the Twins last 12 games as an underdog. The Over is 11-5 in the Twins last 16 overall.


The Over is 4-1-1 in the Padres last 6 vs. the American League Central. The Under is 20-8 in the Padres last 28 games as a home favorite. The Over is 5-1 in Peavy’s last 6 starts vs. the American League Central. The Over is 4-1 in Peavy’s last 5 starts overall. The Under is 20-7-2 in Peavy’s last 29 starts as a home favorite.