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Twins vs. Athletics - 5/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (10-15) at Minnesota Twins (12-12)

MLB Baseball: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

J Hahn (1-1) (2.86) vs. P Hughes (0-4) (4.55)

The Line: Minnesota Twins +100 / Oakland Athletics -110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CA, FSN-N

The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins begin a four-game series Monday night.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Athletics have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Athletics have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 28 hits and 12 RBI while Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt have combined for 40 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last 10 games on the road. Jesse Hahn gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.86 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Hahn’s second career game against the Twins.

Twins vs. Athletics - 5/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Twins look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Twins have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Twins have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 29 hits and 13 RBI while Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier have combined for 26 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last six games on their home field. Phil Hughes takes the hill, and he’s 0-4 with a 4.55 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 4-2 with a 4.20 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League Central. The Twins are 20-44 in their last 64 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Hughes' last 5 starts. The Athletics are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings overall.

The A's have owned the Twins in recent memory, which includes five straight wins in Minny. I'll gladly take Oakland with this cheap line. 

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Oakland Athletics -110

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