An American League battle concludes Sunday afternoon when the Minnesota Twins (10-5, 6-3 away) visit the New York Yankees (9-6, 5-4 home). Both teams have started the season well and will look to carry that momentum into this series finale. Below is my MLB pick for the Twins vs Yankees.
Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Betting Pick
The Pick: New York Yankees -168
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
Why Bet the New York Yankees:
✅ New York has dominated Minnesota at home, winning 16 of their last 20 meetings at Yankee Stadium.
✅ The Yankees have done well as favorites this season, winning six of their last 10 times as the betting favorite.
✅ Minnesota has lost 15 of their last 20 meetings overall against New York.
Minnesota Twins Looking for Series Win
Minnesota has historically struggled against the Yankees, but it has been a different story this time around as they have won two of the first three games in the Bronx. The Twins opened the series with an impressive 11-2 win on Thursday and made it two-for-two with a tight 4-3-win Friday night.
Pablo Lopez is going to make his fourth start in this one and he will look to build off his impressive start that has seen him go 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 0.65 WHIP.
Early in the season. The Twins have been balanced at the dish as Donovan Solano leads the team with a .341 batting average, Michael A. Taylor has hit a team high three home runs, and Trevor Larnach has knocked in a team-leading nine RBIs.
The New York Yankees Going for Win #10
New York will look to even up this series after winning 6-1 Saturday night. The Yankees have had a strong start to the season, but are just 6-4 at home, which is a bit of a surprise. It is early in the season, but this will be the first time the Yankees do not win a series in 2023.
Gerrit Cole will look to even this series up as he takes the ball for the fourth time and currently has an impressive 3-0 record with a 1.40 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
The Yankees have been balanced at the plate as Anthony Rizzo leads the team with a .314 batting average, Aaron Judge with five home runs, and Giancarlo Stanton has a team high 11 RBIs.