thursday mlb

thursday mlb

LA Angels vs. Minnesota, 09/04/2014 20:10 EDT, Score: 5 - 4

Money Line: -118 LA Angels

Sportsbook: Pinnacle

Result: Win

10-unit Play Take #963 Los Angeles Angels over Minnesota Twins (8:10pm EST) The Los Angeles Angels will be happy to head to Minnesota after losing a short two-game series in Houston. The fact is, the Astros are a much better team than the Twins are right now despite similar records. That's because the Twins, like they do every season, have been slowly fading after a decent start. They just don't have the horses on the pitching staff and their offense has not been consistent enough to win them games. Since the All-Star break the Twins are 17-28, which equates to a 100-loss team pro-rated over a full season. They are more focused on next season, while the Angels have their attention on winning the AL West division. The Halos have the best record in baseball and there are no big weaknesses except for a couple of holes in the starting rotation due to injury. Hector Santiago has been considered one of the weak links, but he's currently throwing the ball the best he has all season and I think we'll see another solid effort tonight. Over his last four outings, the left-hander has a spectacular 1.19 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Confidence has been an issue for Santiago in the past, so he's the kind of pitcher who can continue to build on solid efforts one after another. The Angels offense should have no problem giving him some support today as they've been near the top in run production all season long. Mike Trout is finally going to get that MVP trophy that he has deserved since he broke into the league, and he has a nice supporting cast around him. The Angels are the far superior team and we get a great price on them today.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports

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