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MLB Best Bets May 28 – June 3

Major League Baseball is gearing up for a great week of action. I have a trio of picks making up your best MLB bets for this week.

Let’s fast forward to Saturday, June 2. Cleveland head to Minnesota to battle the Twins. Will Cleveland get it done on the road versus their AL Central rivals?

I’ve got two expert picks for Sunday, June 3. The first has Texas battling the AL West rival Angels. The second has Boston tackling World Series champion Houston? Who steps it up on Sunday?

MLB Best Bets May 28 – June 3

Cleveland at Minnesota
When:  Saturday, June 2 at 2:10 pm ET
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
TV:  FS1

Analysis: Cleveland lists Adam Plutko as their Saturday starter. Plutko, 2 and 0 with a 2.03 ERA and a .90 WHIP, sure appears set to dominate the Twins on Saturday. He’s already dominated both the Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays.

Minnesota counters Plutko with Lance Lynn. Lynn has a 6.34 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP. His record is 2 and 4. Lynn could throw one of his best games of the year and the Twins most likely would still lose.

I like Cleveland.

Pick: Cleveland

Texas at L.A. Angels
When:  Sunday, June 3 at 4:07 pm ET
Where: Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
TV: ESPN+

Analysis: The Angels haven’t listed a starter for their Sunday match up versus the Texas Rangers. It won’t matter. The Rangers listed starter should have no shot of keeping this one close.

Bartolo Colon has had a resurgence as a starting pitcher this season. Colon was great in his last start. He allowed 3 earned runs off 5 hits in 7 innings. In his last versus the Angels, though, he lasted 3 innings after giving up a run off 3 hits.

The Angels should punish Bartolo and the Rangers on June 3.

Pick: L.A. Angels

Boston at Houston
When:  Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
TV: ESPN

Analysis: Rick Porcello versus Charlie Morton should be a fantastic pitcher’s duel on Sunday night. Porcello, one of the Red Sox’s top starters, is 6 and 2 with a 3.74 ERA. His WHIP is a great 1.14.

Charlie Morton might be Houston’s top starter. His ERA is 2.04. His record is 7 and 0. His WHIP is .97. Who wins in a battle between two of the best?

I must side with Houston. Morton’s been unreal this season while the Stros get the Red Sox in their park on Sunday.

Pick: Houston

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