#978 Minnesota Twins (Berrios) -145 over Atlanta Braves (Fried) 7:10 PM CT
Minnesota is only 14-12 vs. left-handed starters this season but the Twins own an outrageous .874 team OPS vs. left-handed pitching this season. 65 of the team’s MLB leading 219 home runs have come against left-handers with the roster collectively batting .287 vs. southpaws. The bullpen survived to win last night and in this matchup of division leaders the late innings issues have been greater for Atlanta. Max Fried may be 12-4 but his ERA has climbed to 4.07 and is actually 5.22 over his past 11 starts as he hasn’t been able to match his great start to the season. Fried also has dramatically worse road numbers this year and he’ll have a hard time matching Joe Berrios Tuesday night. Berrios has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 11 consecutive outings to post a 2.80 ERA that is among the AL leaders. He owns an extremely low walk rate and a 2.10 ERA at home as a strong recent run has come even with six of his past seven starts on the road. The Twins have responded to the pressure from the Indians in the AL Central race with a current 9-2 run while Atlanta is just 8-11 the past 19 games despite still holding a firm NL East edge. The Braves also have lesser numbers vs. right-handers and a mostly right-handed Atlanta lineup faces Berrios and his .226 opposing batting average vs. left-handers with the Twins 35-21 at home this season.
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