The Minnesota Twins are attempting to hold onto their AL Central lead right now as they have a 60-57 record. Veteran southpaw Dallas Keuchel will get the start here and is coming off his 2023 debut as he did not factor into the decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched five innings and gave up one run on eight hits with two walks and zero strikeouts.
The Philadelphia Phillies have one of the best teams in the sport right now as they are second in the NL East with a 64-52 record right now. Young left-hander Cristopher Sanchez will take the ball here and is coming off a no-decision against the Kansas City Royals where he threw six innings and allowed six runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Fixture: Minnesota Twins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time: Friday, August 11, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Venue Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Twins vs Phillies Betting Odds
|Minnesota Twins||+1.5 (-142)||+136||Over 9.5 (-115)|
|Philadelphia Phillies||-1.5 (+120)||-162||Under 9.5 (-105)|
Odds Subject to Change**
Twins vs. Phillies Key Stats
The Minnesota Twins have been an average team at the plate this year as they are 16th in the majors with a .729 OPS while scoring 4.4 runs per game. This team has been doing well in terms of hitting for power as they are eighth in the sport with 157 total home runs. Shortstop Carlos Correa has been struggling as he has a .699 OPS with 14 homers, 53 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
Dallas Keuchel is a veteran pitcher that made his 2023 debut last time out. This is the fourth team he is with in the last two seasons and things need to straighten out for him. He is a former AL Cy Young Award winner and needs to figure things out here s he has a 3.97 career ERA over 269 games.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been a good offensive team as they are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for 11th in MLB with a .743 team OPS while averaging 4.62 runs per game up to this point. This team has been doing well in terms of slugging as they are ninth with a .420 team slugging percentage thus far. Center fielder Brandon Marsh has been doing well as he has a .281/.367/.460 slash line with eight home runs, 43 RBIs, 41 runs scored, and six steals on eight tries.
Christopher Sanchez has been doing pretty well in his role thus far as he is 0-3 with a 3.44 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP during his 10 starts. He is getting used to the MLB speed as his .211 batting average against is a career-best. This is Sanchez’s first time facing the Twins in his career so this will be an interesting test.
Twins vs. Phillies Prediction
The Phillies are red hot throughout their most recent stretch of games but this Twins team cannot be underappreciated. This Twins team can hit and having a veteran like Dallas Keuchel should keep them in this game. All in all, go with the Minnesota Twins to cover the run line on the road.