In the first of a four-game series between the Minnesota Twins (15-37) and the Tampa Bay Rays (22-29) at Target Field, Kyle Gibson (0-3, 6.10 ERA) and Matt Moore (2-3, 5.31 ERA) take the mound. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 2 and will air on FSN and SUN.
In his last start, Gibson pitched 3.0 innings, giving up seven runs, striking out one and walking two in an 8-4 loss to the Nationals. The Rays were victorious the last time Moore pitched. He tossed 6.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 9-5 victory over the Yankees.
The odds are Rays -118 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - TB
Minnesota has won 37% (7-12) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Tampa Bay has won 48% (10-11) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rays are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Twins have a 5-18 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Twins are 9-6. The Rays have a 16-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Minnesota and Tampa Bay both rank near the bottom of the league in runs. Minnesota sits at 28th with 192 runs this season and Tampa Bay ranks 23rd with 209.
Minnesota and Tampa Bay both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Minnesota sits at 19th with 155 this season and Tampa Bay ranks 20th with 154.
The Twins are 13-20 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rays are 19-21 when they hit at least one homer.