Phil Hughes (1-5, 5.85 ERA) and Tyler Wilson (1-1, 3.04 ERA) take the hill in the second of a two-game series between the Minnesota Twins (8-24) and the Baltimore Orioles (19-12) at Target Field. The Twins lost the last game 5-3, continuing a six-game losing streak. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and can be seen on MASN and FSN+.
Hughes pitched 2.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs, striking out one and walking two in a 16-4 defeat to the Astros. Eduardo Nunez (.370, 13 Rs, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. Wilson went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking three in a 7-0 defeat to the Yankees in his most recent start. Manny Machado (.365, 26 Rs, 10 HRs, 23 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Orioles, going 3 for 3 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Minnesota and Baltimore are Twins -105, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
The Orioles have the edge in the season series, 4-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
Minnesota has won 17% (2-10) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 64% (7-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Twins have a 2-12 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 2-19. The Orioles have a 5-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Minnesota ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 27 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five at third with 45.
Ranking 21st, Minnesota is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 8.03 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 9.03.
Ranking 27th, Minnesota is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.677). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .789.
The Orioles are 12-6 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Twins are 5-17 when they allow at least one homer.