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Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians

The Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Progressive Field.

The Twins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Michael Pelfrey in this game. Pelfrey has a 5-10 record and a 5.19 ERA this season.

The Indians will counter Pelfrey with Scott Kazmir. Lefthander Kazmir has a 4.39 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.

The Twins were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -173 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Minnesota: 57-71 SU
Cleveland: 70-59 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 2-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 21 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Tuesday, August 27
Cleveland at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 27