Toronto Blue Jays @ Minnesota Twins Free Betting Tip May 29th

This evening the Toronto Blue Jays begin their 3 game set at Minnesota versus the Twins.

 Toronto Blue Jays (22-27) @ Minnesota Twins (28-18)

On Wednesday the Toronto Blue Jays had their 3 game winning streak snapped with a 5-3 home loss in 10 innings versus the White Sox. They still managed to take 2 of 3 versus the Sox. Reliever Roberto Osuna was pegged with loss on Wednesday as he pitched the 10 inning and gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits. He did record 1 strikeout on 18 total pitches thrown. Starter Marco Estrada pitched 7 innings as he gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits. He struck out 2 batters. His total pitch count was 106 pitches. Reliever Aaron Loup pitched 1 inning while giving up 1 hit and no earned runs. He struck out 2 batters. Reliever Brett Cecil pitched 1 inning while giving up 2 hits and no earned runs. He struck out 1 batter. 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson was 1 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs batted in. He also scored a run. The homer was his 13th of the season and the rbis were his 12th and 13th. Left-fielder Chris Colabello was 3 for 5 as he upped his batting average to .386 on the season. Catcher Russell Martin was 2 for 5 with 1 run scored. He struck out twice. Shortstop Jose Reyes was 2 for 5 with 1 strikeout. Center-fielder Kevin Pillar was 1 for 4 with a run scored. He walked once and struck out 1 time. The Blue Jays had 13 hits in the game. The Jays were down 3-0 going to the bottom of the 7th then scored a run in the bottom half of the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to force the 10th inning. Tonight their starting pitcher is left-handed Mark Buehrle. Buehrle is 5-4 with a 5.13 era and 27 strikeouts in 54.1 innings pitched. He’s made 9 starts this season. His last start was May 23rd at home versus Seattle, a loss, as he pitched 7.1 innings while giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 4 and walked 3 batters. He threw 97 pitches in the game. He’s lost his last 2 starts. The Minnesota Twins have won 5 straight games. On Wednesday they notched a 6-4 win at home versus Boston. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes grabbed his 4th win of the season as he pitched 6.2 innings while giving up 4 earned runs on 6 hits. He gave up 2 home runs. He struck out 3 batters. His total pitch count was 89 pitches. He’s now 4-4 on the season. Relievers Brian Duensing, Ryan Pressly, Aaron Thompson, and Michael Tonkin combined to throw 1.1 innings while giving up a no earned runs on a combined 1 hit. Closer Glen Perkins tallied his 18th save of the season as he pitched 1 inning while giving up no earned runs and no hits. Center-field Aaron Hicks was 1 for 2 with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in. He also scored 2 runs and walked once. It was his 1st home run of the season and his first 2 runs batted in of the season. Left-fielder Eddie Rosario was 1 for 3 with a home run and 1 run batted in. He also scored 1 run. The home run was his 2nd of the season and rbi was his 10th of the season. Right-fielder Torii Hunter was 1 for 4 with 2 runs batted in. He now has 29 rbis on the season. 1st baseman Joe Mauer was 2 for 4 with a run batted in. He also struck out one time. The run batted in was his 27th of the season. Catcher Chris Hermann was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Shortstop Danny Santana was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored. The Twins had 8 hits in the game. Tonight their starting pitcher is right-handed Trevor May. May is 3-3 with a 4.95 era and 36 strikeouts in 43.2 innings pitched. He’s made 8 starts this season. In his last outing, a win at the Chicago White Sox on May 23rd, he pitched 7 innings while giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits. He struck out 9 batters and walked none. He threw 80 pitches in the game. This is his 2nd season in MLB and 2nd with the Twins. He has a 6-9 career record with a 6.45 era.

Toronto is 8-15 on the road this season. They have scored 255 runs and allowed 230 runs on the season. Minnesota is 17-6 on the road this season. They have scored 1212 runs and allowed 191 runs on the season.

Tonight is the 1st of 7 meetings this season between the Blue Jays and Twins.

Prediction: The Twins are rolling right now with their 5 game streak, a streak that has moved them up in to a 1st place tie with the Royals in the AL Central. White the Blue Jays are currently in last place in the AL East. I like the hot team right now.

Take the Twins 1.76 (Bet365)

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