MLB Interleague Play: Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on June 20, 2010

Phillies and Twins Betting The Minnesota Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.

The Twins will trot Carl Pavano out to the mound in this one. Righthander Pavano has a 7-6 record and a 3.92 ERA this season.

It’ll be ace Roy Halladay toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Righthander Halladay is 8-5 with a 2.36 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Justin Morneau homered and drove in three runs as the Twins came back to defeat the Phillies 13-10 in 11 innings on Saturday. The Twins won that game as +153 underdogs, while the 23 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Joe Mauer and Jim Thome hit two-run homers for the Twins, while Jon Rauch pitched two innings of relief to get the win.

Danys Baez surrendered two hits and three runs in relief and was tagged with the loss.

Team records:
Minnesota: 39-29 SU
Philadelphia: 35-31 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-1
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 3-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Milwaukee, Tuesday, June 22
Philadelphia home to Cleveland, Tuesday, June 22

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