We have even 16 games in the MLB on Wednesday, September 7, and this American League duel is one of them, so make sure you check out the best Twins vs. Yankees betting pick and odds.
Minnesota and New York will play the third of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are N/A moneyline favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A runs. These American League rivals have met three times this season before this series, and the Yankees lead 2-1. The Yankees also won the opening game of this series, while Game 2 is played on Tuesday night, at the time of writing.
Twins couldn’t handle Aaron Judge and the Yankees
The Minnesota Twins opened this series against the New York Yankees with a 5-2 defeat, but even if they lose the series on the road, the next two at home against Cleveland and Kansas City will be crucial for the Twins in their playoff race.
Minnesota had a 2-2 tie after the opening five innings, thanks to Gary Sanchez, who hit a two-run homer in the 5th, but that was all from the Twins offensively. Chris Archer (2-7) lasted for 5.0 innings in a no-decision and allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Trevor Megill dropped to a 3-2 record as he took a loss.
Louie Varland will make his MLB debut on Wednesday against the Yankees. The 24-year-old right-hander started four games in Triple-A St. Paul this year and registered a 1.69 ERA with 27 strikeouts and only three walks.
Yankees beat the Twins thanks to long balls
The New York Yankees split the series with the Oakland Athletics and then lost the next two against the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays, but they opened the current series against the Twins with a W. It seems that the Yankees will be able to secure a top spot in the AL East ahead of Tampa Bay and Toronto, but they can’t afford to relax right now.
The Yankees secured a 5-2 victory thanks to home runs. They scored three homers, including Aaron Judge’s 54th of the season, while Marwin Gonzalez and Isiah Kiner-Falefa also contributed with a homer apiece. Jameson Taillon (12-4) pitched well in a no-decision as he allowed two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Greg Weissert (2-0) was credited with his second win of the campaign, while Clay Holmes earned his 19th save.
Domingo German (2-3) will start on the mound for the 10th time this year when the Yankees take on the Twins on Wednesday. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 3.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 32/11 K/BB ratio across 49.0 innings of work.
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Pick
Domingo German allowed more than two runs just twice in his nine starts this season and although he didn’t face the Twins’ batter a lot in his career, he allowed only three RBIs in 27 at-bats. Louie Varland will be highly motivated to display his best performance at Yankee Stadium on his MLB debut, but it’s not going to be easy against Aaron Judge and co. Judge hit even 41 homers against righties this season, and will surely look to welcome Minnesota’s rookie to the MLB in style.
Pick: Take the Yankees at -1.5 Run Line (N/A)
Even though German has only two wins so far this season and no more than seven strikeouts per game, he is still a strong option on the mound. Domingo surrendered more than two runs only once in his last six starts and I am pretty sure he will keep the Twins to one or two runs in the opening five or six innings. Varland is perhaps a rookie and debutant, but the Yankees’ batters don’t know him well, which is his chance in this one to go through the New York lineup at least twice without being dismantled.
Pick: Go Under N/A runs