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Minnesota Twins Odds
The Twins (30-18) trail the American League Central-leading White Sox by one game as the teams begin a four-game series Monday night. The Twins have won 10 of 12, including three straight against Cleveland in a home sweep over the weekend.
Minnesota blasted 11 home runs in the series, with designed hitter Nelson Cruz connecting for his 16th homer in Sunday’s 7-5 win. Reliever Trevor May (back cramps) and outfielder Eddie Rosario (left elbow contusion) are day-to-day after leaving the game.
Twins right-hander Jose Berrios (4-3, 4.40 ERA) is set to get the call as he looks to continue a standout September. In two starts this month, Berrios is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 11 innings. He pitched six innings of one-run ball to defeat the White Sox on Sept. 2.
Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox (30-16) earned their eighth win in nine games Sunday to secure a three-game sweep against Detroit. Now, here comes Minnesota in a series that’s sure to play a heavy influence on Chicago’s push for its first playoff appearance since 2008. “It’s a big one. We need it,” shortstop Tim Anderson said.
Eloy Jimenez had his AL-best 19th multi-hit game Sunday, while Anderson logged his 17th. Slumping center fielder Luis Robert, who has struck out 14 times in his past 10 games, had the day off to rest.
Righty Dylan Cease (5-2, 3.33 ERA) will start for the White Sox in his first appearance against the Twins this season. Cease has struggled to handle the Twins in his career, going 0-2 with a 16.71 ERA in two starts with seven strikeouts and three home runs allowed in seven innings.
Twins at White Sox Betting Pick for September 14, 2020
The White Sox faded after winning the opener of a series at Minnesota two weeks ago but are clicking overall since mid-August, winning 20 of 25. Look for the trend to continue as the teams open a crucial series with a nail-biter.
Tigers at White Sox Betting Pick, Twins (-123), White Sox (+113)
White Sox 5, Twins 4
Twins at White Sox Best Bet for September 14, 2020
Cruz has 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 42 career games at Guaranteed Rate Field and batted .538 with three homers and 10 RBIs there in a three-game set to start the season. When he comes to Chicago, he hits, and hits for power.
Tigers at White Sox Best Bet: Cruz OVER 0.5 home runs (-200)