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Game of the Week MLB 10*

Game of the Week MLB 10*

Cleveland vs. Minnesota, 08/11/2019 14:10 EDT, Score: 7 - 3

Money Line: +135 Cleveland

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Win

Game of the Week - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #923 Sunday 10* Top Play Cleveland Indians Money Line (+) @ Minnesota Twins @ 2:10 ET - The Twins will be a popular choice here since they are at home with Jose Berrios on the mound and laying a "manageable" price on the money line in this one. However, I like Aaron Civale over Berrios in this match-up for multiple reasons. Civale has pitched extremely well in his two starts at the MLB level this season and this gives him the confidence to win a key divisional road game like this. He has shown at every level that he can get it done. For example, the jump from AA to AAA in the minors did not slow down Civale in the slightest. Additionally, now going from the minors to the majors Civale has remained "on point" with his pitching. The Indians are off a 4-1 loss yesterday but they are a PERFECT 7-0 the last 7 times they are off a defeat in which they scored 2 or less runs! Also, Cleveland was 7-1 in their past 8 games prior to yesterday and the Tribe had scored an average of 6 runs per game in those 7 victories. The slumping Twins had lost 4 straight games at home and 11 of their last 18 home games prior to yesterday's win. Now after one win yesterday Minnesota is expected to be back on track? I am not buying it and the fact is that the Twins are facing Civale for the first time ever while the Indians are facing Berrios for the 4th time already this season. Though Berrios has enjoyed success against Cleveland this season, he did allow 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in just 5 innings of work in his last start against the Indians. Also, Berrios got crushed by the Braves on Tuesday and now faces a Tribe team that had been RED HOT before yesterday's loss. This is a beautiful value spot for a sizable underdog to roll to a road rout! 10* CLEVELAND


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