The Yanks extended their run to seven consecutive victories on Thursday night in the Bronx, oozing confidence as they staved off a surprisingly potent charge from the Twins in Game 1 of their four-game set.
This is a Minnesota ballclub that has wilted against the Bombers over the years; in fact, the Yankees have 109 wins in their past 162-game matchups, and we’re talking about a perennial playoff contender in Minnesota, typically. Against the best the AL Central usually has to offer, the Yanks have been the 2018 Red Sox, basically.
Of course, the Twins looked rather hungry themselves in Thursday’s action, nearly erasing a 6-0 deficit in what was a bullpen game for their tired team. They’ve walked off three times this week. They’ve got a little mojo going.
What’s in the cards for Game 2?
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Twins will face off at 7:05 EST on Friday night.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
You can catch the Yankees on YES in the local market, and Bally Sports North if you’re watching from Minnesota.
Yankees vs Twins Odds Today
Courtesy of our friends at WynnBET, the Yankees are -225 favorites on the moneyline (bet $225 to win $100), while the Twins clock in at +175 (bet $100 to win $175). On the run line, the Yankees are -125 favorites to cover a -1.5 spread, and the Twins are +104 to either win or lose by a single run.
The over/under is set at 10.5; the over is +100, and the under is -120.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees are starting NESTOR CORTES JR. (1-1, 2.55 ERA), and it’s an event whenever he pitches. Heck, there’s a reason the whole rotation/staff was clothed in his Mario Brothers-inspired “Nasty Nestor” shirt on Thursday.
The Twins will counter with C. Barnes — no, not Corbin Burnes (we were scared at first blush), but Charlie Barnes (0-2, 4.91).
Yankees Starting Lineup
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Yankees vs Twins Prediction Today
The Yankees always seem to play closer games than they should, but they also always seem to beat the Twins. Kenta Maeda looms in the third game of this series against Gerrit Cole, though, who will once again have to stare down Josh Donaldson. That seems like a safer bet for a Yankees loss.
Similar game to Thursday, in our eyes, one which the Yankees win 8-5.
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