Posted: 9/22/2010 3:43:53 AM
CLE @ MN
Tough game to play. MN just won the division on Tuesday night and stayed late to celebrate with beer and champagne. The Twins have actually fared well under Gardenhire the game after winning the division (which they've won 6 times in his 9 years). The Twins are 3-1 in games following division clinching wins (with two divisions coming via game 163).
CLE starts young Carrasco who has 4 quality starts in his 4 appearances. MN starts Blackburn who has been better since a stint in the minors. UMP is a MAJOR OVER UMP who has had 23 of 27 Wednesday games go over. The Twins are one of the better hitting teams in MLB (5th in OPS) but could find their lineup full of non-starters. Look for MN to play loose and have fun down the stretch.
Prediction: MN 6-3