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Game: Texas Rangers (r) at Minnesota Twins (r) Apr 14 2012 1:10PM
Prediction: Texas Rangers (r)
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: 20* Runline Play on Texas. Yu Darvish was obviously nervous in his debut last week, but after a rough first inning he settled down nicely and earned the victory in a blowout win over the Mariners. We'll back him and the Rangers here to win big against another weak offensive team in the Twins, and for the Rangers to once again pile up the runs against Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn.
Blackburn didn't look all that good in his first outing of the season, allowing five runs in six innings against the Angels in a game the Twins never had a chance of winning (lost 5-1). And the last time he faced this Texas team, the Rangers crushed Blackburn for nine runs on 11 hits - including two home runs - in just 2 2/3 innings of work as Texas dominated the Twins in a 20-6 final score.
Obviously we're not calling for a 14-run victory here today, but we do look for the Rangers to pull away and win comfortably. Texas has a huge advantage offensively with the Twins scoring two runs or less in five of their seven games on the season, and despite his high ERA (thanks to that first inning), Darvish is a much better pitcher than Blackburn. Everything points to a Rangers win, and we'll lay the run and half to get an underdog return! 20* Runline Play on Texas.