Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees: Odds, Analysis, MLB Betting Pick

Minnesota Twins Ryan LaMarre (24) runs past New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez as he scores on Brian Doier's single during the fifth inning of a baseball game in New York, Monday, April 23, 2018.

Andujar on Monday homered and doubled to extend his barrage of extra-base blows, while Torres got his first major league hit as the Yankees hammered the Minnesota Twins 14-1.

Five runs was plenty of support for Masahiro Tanaka, who allowed one run in 6.2 innings, giving up three hits and two walks hile striking out five as the right-hander bounced back from two rough outings.

Jose Abreu had four hits that included a pair of home runs, Yoan Moncada was a single shy of the cycle and Chicago beat Seattle to end a seven-game losing streak. He has 29 strikeouts with just one walk. The Yankees entered Monday 11-9 and stood 5.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.

CC Sabathia trots out to the mound for his fourth start of the season and his second since coming off the DL for the Yankees.

After two starts in which he gave up six earned runs, Tanaka needed a good start to get back on track.


Meanwhile, the Yankees are 6-1 in Sabathia's last seven home starts and 1-5 in his last six Tuesday starts.

The total has gone over in 10 of New York's last 13 games. Over his 13.1 innings this season, Sabathia has a 2.70 ERA but hasn't pitched past the fifth inning. He is 19-9 with a 3.16 ERA, a 1.225 WHIP, 81 walks and 209 strikeouts over 256.1 innings of action. Sadly for him and for the Twins, that streak ended with an 0-for-4 performance against the Yankees. "I was able to throw it inside - if you stay away, you become predictable, but when you throw it inside consistently, batters see it's there and it opens things up - and because I could do that, I think I was able to effectively use the splitter and slider". Before that, the Twins had won three of the previous four games between the teams, so give them a shot here. New York, on the other hand, has been wildly inconsistent. Torres is Baby bottle, Giancarlo Stanton is Volcano and Tyler Austin is Police auto. Can Aaron Boone get the Bronx Bombers trending in the right direction before Boston streaks off with the division?

Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games on the road.

A night after a 14-1 drubbing, NY beat Minnesota for the sixth straight time and improved to 27-9 against the Twins at new Yankee Stadium, including the playoffs.

Prior to Monday's series opener with the Twins, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said this of starter Masahiro Tanaka: "Hopefully we can get Masa rolling".


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