We have 13 MLB games on tap for Monday, September 5, including this intriguing American League matchup, so make sure you get the Twins vs. Yankees betting pick and odds.
Minnesota and New York will play the first of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are -180 moneyline favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 8 runs. These American League rivals have met three times this season, and the Yankees lead 2-1.
Twins beat the White Sox to snap a losing streak
The Minnesota Twins ended their three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on the road, avoiding the series sweep in the process. They lost the opening two games of the series but managed to win the final one, and now have a 68-64 record, tied with the Cleveland Guardians at the top of the AL Central.
Carlos Correa blasted a two-run homer in the 5th inning, while Jose Miranda added a couple of RBIs as the Twins beat the White Sox 5-1. Dylan Bundy improved to an 8-6 record after pitching for five shutout innings, allowing only two hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
Chris Archer (2-7) will be on the mound for the 24th time this year when the Twins face the Yankees on Monday. The 33-year-old right-hander is looking for the first win since June and will enter this tilt with a 4.52 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 81/45 K/BB ratio over 95.2 innings.
Yankees beat the Rays to stop the bleeding
The New York Yankees were on a three-game losing streak and were in jeopardy of losing the series to the divisional foes Tampa Bay Rays, but concluded the series with a narrow 2-1 win. The Rays are now six wins behind with two games in hand, so the Yankees cannot afford to lose many games for the remainder of the regular season.
Aaron Judge opened the game with his 53rd home run of the campaign and later scored a run to give his team a tight victory. With three hits, Judge was the only Yankee with a multi-hit game. Frankie Montas (5-11) got a win after surrendering no runs on one hit with seven strikeouts and no walks across 5.0 innings in his best performance in the Yankees uniform. Clay Holmes earned his 18th save of the season.
Jameson Taillon will start for the 27th time when the Yankees take on the Twins on Monday. The 30-year-old righty owns a 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 117/24 K/BB ratio in 140.2 innings of work.
- 3-13 in the last 16 road games
- 1-5 in the last six road games vs. a right-handed starter
- 1-8 in the last nine games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15
- 4-1 in the last five after allowing two runs or less in their previous game
- 51-17 in the last 68 vs. American League Central rivals
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Pick
Chris Archers hasn’t been a reliable option this season and he didn’t play more than 5.0 innings in a single game yet. He allowed multiple runs in eight of his previous nine games, but interestingly, one of Archer’s two wins of the campaign came against the Yankees as he registered a 1.80 ERA in 5.0 innings. On the other hand, Jameson Taillon had a poor showing against the Twins this year as he lasted only four innings with a 9.00 ERA in a no-decision. However, Taillon will display a much better performance on Monday, while Archer is going to have a lot of trouble against Yankees batters. Minnesota has been dreadful away from home lately, and that’s why I am backing the hosts to secure a comfortable victory.
Pick: Take the Yankees at -1.5 Run Line (+115)
Archer surrendered nine runs in his last two starts and I am pretty sure the Yankees will cause him a lot of trouble in the opening two or three innings. It’s true that the Yankees’ offense is not as lethal as it was in the first half of the season, but they have what it takes to torment Archer in this one and score multiple runs early on. Taillon will allow two or three runs in his start, so I am backing a high-scoring tilt here. Over is 35-14-2 in the last 51 H2H meetings, while Over is 12-3-1 in the previous 16 H2H duels in New York.
Pick: Go Over 8 runs (-110)