Twins at Yankees 10/4/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 10/03/2019 at 9:53 PM ET

Twins at Yankees 10/4/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Game One of the ALDS between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees will take place on Friday night from the Bronx. The Twins won 101 games during the regular season and pulled away from Cleveland to win the AL Central Division by eight games. Veteran DH Nelson Cruz led Minnesota win a .311 batting average and 41 home runs.

Twenty-five year old righty Jose Berrios (14-8 3.68 ERA) will head to the hill for the Twins in this contest. Through 200 plus innings, Berrios allowed 26 home runs and struck out 195 batters.

The New York Yankees won 57 of their 81 home games and navigated a number of injuries to win the AL East Division title. New York scored a major league best 943 runs during the regular season and have the deepest lineup in baseball. D.J. LeMahieu led the Yankees with a .327 batting average and drove in 102 runs.

Thirty year old left-hander James Paxton (15-6 3.82 ERA) will make his first career postseason start. New York has won each of Paxton’s last 11 starts and he has allowed just 17 runs total over that stretch.

New York DH Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) has swing at full force the last two days and is expected to start. Through 162 regular season games, Minnesota ranked 2nd in OPS and 2nd in runs scored. For the season, New York ranked 3rd in OPS and 1st in runs scored. Take the Yankees to defend their home turf in the series opener. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 5-3.

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