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SUPER EARLY TWINS @ PIRATES *AFTERNOON ASSASSIN*

SUPER EARLY TWINS @ PIRATES *AFTERNOON ASSASSIN*

Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, 04/02/2018 13:05 EDT, Score: 4 - 5

Money Line: -122 Pittsburgh

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates have opened the season with a 3-0 sweep in Detroit, and I think they'll come out ahead here in their first home game of the year as well.

Lance Lynn will make his debut as a Twin when taking the ball this afternoon. He saw a lot of the Pirates during his six seasons with the Cardinals, and has a bloated 5.10 ERA in 23 meetings (21 starts). Lynn was lit up in his last visit to PNC Park on Sept. 23 when he conceded eight runs and six hits in just two-thirds of an inning.

The Pirates turn to Jameson Taillon who was 8-7 with a 4.44 ERA in 25 starts during his rookie season, 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA in his final three starts. We can also note that he was 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA in eight day starts in 2017 and was sharp during spring training, posted a 2.13 ERA in 12 2/3 innings.

8* play on Pittsburgh Pirates.


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