Twins vs Pirates Picks and Prediction – 6/9/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 06/08/2024 at 9:01 PM ET

Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates 06/09/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/9/2024, 5:35 PM UTC
Latest Odds: MIN -115 ; O/U 7.5

Twins vs Pirates Prediction

The Minnesota Twins conclude a three-game interleague series on the road Sunday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota dropped to 33-30 following its 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the series on Friday. The Twins have lost four straight and five out of the last six. Minnesota is third in the American League Central, 7 ½ games behind first-place Cleveland. Make sure you stay up to date with all the MLB action, with our expert MLB picks.

Willi Castro is batting .250 to lead Minnesota and has a team-high 53 hits. Ryan Jeffers is leading Minnesota in home runs with 12, RBI with 36 and on-base percentage at .331. Minnesota has a team batting average of .229 and a slugging percentage of .396. On Sunday, the Minnesota Twins will send Bailey Ober to the mound. The right-hander is 5-4 with a 4.94 ERA, 60 Ks and 16 BBs.

Pittsburgh improved to 30-33 following its three-run shutout victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Mitch Keller has won six consecutive starts and Oneil Cruz homered for the Pirates. Pittsburgh has won three of its last four, but the Pirates are last in the National League Central, seven games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. 

Connor Joe is batting .270 to lead Pittsburgh and has a team-high .347 on-base percentage, while Oneil Cruz is the leader in home runs with nine. Bryan Reynolds is the leader in RBI with 34 and in hits with 66. Pittsburgh is batting .231 with a .358 slugging percentage. On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send Jared Jones to the mound. The right-hander is 4-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 76 Ks and 18 BBs.

Our Free MLB Pick for Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins

Twins vs Pirates Pick

Minnesota has lost five of its last six, while Pittsburgh has won four of its last six overall and the Pirates have won five of the last seven played at home. Minnesota starting pitcher Bailey Ober has been hit hard in four consecutive outings allowing 16 runs across 19 innings with Minnesota losing three of the four. Pittsburgh starter Jared Jones is coming off a strong outing in which the right-hander allowed no run across six innings in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 5-3.

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