Minnesota Twins at NY Yankees 8/21/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/20/2021 at 11:11 PM ET

The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees from the Bronx. The Twins (54-69) have dropped 36 of their 60 road games and have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball. Last night, Minnesota DH Josh Donaldson hit a two-run blast during a 10-2 road loss against New York.

Thirty-three year old righty Kenta Maeda (6-4 4.41 ERA) will take the mound for the Twins in this matchup. Last time out, Maeda allowed three hits in six innings during a 12-0 home victory versus Tampa Bay.

The New York Yankees are riding an eight-game winning streak and trail Tampa Bay by 4.5 games for the AL East Division lead. On Friday, New York 1B Luke Voit fell a triple short of the cycle and drove in four runs. Aaron Judge and D.J. LeMahieu also went deep for the Yankees, who improved to 71-52 on the season.

New York manager Aaron Boone will turn to All-Star righty Gerrit Cole (11-6 3.04 ERA) on Saturday. Through 136 innings of work, Cole has struck out 185 batters and owns a sparkling 0.97 WHIP.

New York SS Gleyber Torres is currently on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left thumb. Through 123 games, Minnesota ranks 10th in OPS and 12th in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 16th in OPS and 19th in runs scored. Take the under on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 5-2.

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