Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (36-46) at Minnesota Twins (27-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Sean Manaea (3-4) (5.40) vs. T Milone (0-2) (6.23)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +100 / Oakland Athletics -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-North
The Oakland Athletics will be shooting for a win at Target Field versus the Minnesota Twins.
The Oakland Athletics are probably looking to make a few trades at the All Star break as they can’t limit the losing streaks. The Athletics took a step forward with a 3-1 win at Target Field on Monday and ended a four game slide in the process. A’s starter Kendall Graveman picked up the win with a run allowed on three hits and four BB over 6.2 frames. Oakland mustered seven hits and walked three times with Coco Crisp driving in two while Stephen Vogt drove in a run and scored. Rookie Sean Manaea toes the rubber for the second time against Minnesota. Manaea comes off of a 7-1 victory versus visiting San Francisco with 5.2 scoreless innings pitched
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The Minnesota Twins are heading in to the All Star break looking for some momentum. The Twins had won consecutive contests before Monday’s defeat at the hands of the visiting Athletics where the offense never got going. Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco was charged with all three runs on four hits and a trio of BB through six innings to absorb the loss. The Twins were held to four hits and five walks with Max Kepler knocking in Joe Mauer who went 2-3. The Twins are scheduled to send Tommy Milone to the bump to oppose Oakland for the first time this year. Milone struggled last time out in a 6-5 loss at the White Sox with five runs allowed on nine hits in 3.1 frames.
The over is 9-1-1 in Oakland’s last 11 overall and is 9-1-1 in their last 11 on grass while going 7-2 in their last 9 Tuesday games. The over is 20-5-1 in Minnesota last 26 home games and is 43-15-3 in their last 61 overall while going 43-15-3 in the Twins last 61 on grass. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota and Oakland are 20-6 in the last 26 meetings. I think Oakland has a bit of an edge here but it’s not big…