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Twins' Berrios looks to continue the momentum from his first start in the home opener against the Mariners

by Mike Spector | Twins Correspondent |
Thu, Apr 8th 9:22am EDT

The Minnesota Twins are -200 moneyline favorites in their home opener today against the Seattle Mariners, per BettingPros consensus odds.

Betting Impact:

The Minnesota Twins were an MLB-best 24-7 at home last year. They head home for their home opener after taking two of three games in their first two road series to start the year. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli caught a lot of flack for taking starting pitcher Jose Berrios out of the game after six perfect innings in his first start against the Brewers. Berrios matched a career-high with 12 strikeouts in that outing. His numbers against Seattle are somewhat modest, as he has a 1-2 record with a 4.02 ERA in five career starts against them. Berrios is 28-17 at home (3.57 ERA) vs. 21-21 with a 4.71 ERA on the road in his career. He is a fast starter most seasons, as his 3.43 ERA in April is the second-lowest of any month in his career. Minnesota will face Seattle’s Marco Gonzales, who allowed eight hits and five runs in six innings on Opening Day. In his last start against the Twins in 2019, he was rocked for six runs over five innings. Minnesota’s +16 run differential is the third-highest in the league thus far, and a lot of it has to do with a locked-in Nelson Cruz.

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