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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins,
5-16-2018 - Expert Prediction

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#925 St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals 9.5
#926 Minnesota
Twins -105

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:10pm

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Game Stats

St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals
M. MIKOLAS

22 - 17

5
W's
0
L's
2.51
ERA
0.96
WHIP

Minnesota Twins
L. LYNN

18 - 20

1
W's
3
L's
7.34
ERA
1.98
WHIP

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St. Louis Cardinals (22-16 SU, 16-22 RL, 2-7-1 O/U) vs Minnesota Twins (17-20 SU, 22-15 RL, 4-5-1 O/U)

MLB: Wednesday, May 16, Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1:10 PM ET.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to reclaim the NL Central lead when they face the Minnesota Twins in the second game of their two-game series on Wednesday afternoon.

Miles Mikolas, who is 5-0 with a 2.51 ERA, will get the start for the Cardinals. The Twins will counter with Lance Lynn, who is 1-3 with a 7.34 ERA.

Cardinals Hoping Mikolas Can Help Them End Slump

The Cardinals lost their NL Central lead thanks to a mini-slump in which they lost four of six games. They will be trying to get things back on track and reclaim the division lead with the help of Mikolas, who has been very good this season.

In his last start, the veteran gave up five hits and one earned run in 6.2 innings. He has given up only five runs in his last five starts, which is very impressive. The Cardinals will be hoping his strong play continues when they play the Twins.

If the Cardinals want to win this game, their struggling offense will have to come through for Mikolas.

The Cardinals have a .230 batting average, which is 26th in the league, and their 163 runs scored is 24th in the league. If they can’t get better production from their offense, the Cardinals will have a tough time winning this game.

Twins Hoping To Extend Streak Against NL Teams

The Twins are currently in second place in the NL Central, sitting 1.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the division. They have a very good opportunity to decrease the deficit because they have been very successful against National League teams, and are hoping their success continues against the Cardinals.

The Twins have won their last six home games against NL teams and will be trying to make it seven straight on Wednesday afternoon.

Offensively, Minnesota has struggled this season, with a .242 batting average, which is 19th in the league. The team has scored 158 runs so far, which is 27th in the league. They will need their offense to play better than they have in their last two games if they want to win this game.

In his last start, Lynn gave up eight hits and four earned runs in 4.2 innings. His teammates will need a better performance from him if they want to keep their streak against the National League going.

Trends

St. Louis is:

  • 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
  • 3-7 in their last 10 interleague road games.
  • 2-5 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.

Minnesota is:

  • 6-0 in their last 6 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • 10-1 in their last 11 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • 9-2 in their last 11 interleague home games.

The Cardinals have struggled on the road, especially in interleague games. The Twins have been great at home during interleague play, especially when playing teams with winning records.

Pick: Minnesota

Bosun Akinpelu

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