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Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (76-51) at Minnesota Twins (60-66)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

T Cahill (5-2) (3.11) vs. Kohl Stewart (0-1) (7.71)

The Line: Minnesota Twins +135 / Oakland Athletics -145 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-North

The Minnesota Twins welcome the Oakland Athletics to Target Field in Thursday MLB action.

The Oakland Athletics lost a game in the standings following a 4-2 defeat to visiting Texas on Wednesday. Oakland starter Edwin Jackson gave up  all four runs over 4.1 frames before four relievers put up zeros.

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Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Athletics managed four hits and four bases with Stephen Piscotty and Jed Lowrie driving in Matt Chapman and Chad Pinder.

The Athletics kick off their series at Minnesota with Trevor Cahill on the hill. Cahill comes off of a 7-1 win versus Houston with one hit allowed over seven scoreless innings.
The Minnesota Twins failed to keep an early lead on the way to a 7-3 loss on Tuesday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson was charged with seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and three BB over 6.1 frames.

The Twins banged out seven hits and walked four times with Jorge Polanco smacking a two run bomb in the first while Logan Forsythe had three hits and an RBI.

Rookie Kohl Stewart makes his third career start against Oakland on Wednesday. Kohl is 0-1 in two starts with a 2.29 WHIP and 7.71 ERA covering seven innings.

Oakland are 7-1 in their last 8 Thursday games and  are 42-14 in their last 56 overall and  are 42-14 in their last 56 games on grass. Minnesota are 6-2 in their last 8 overall and are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass and are 19-7 in their last 26 home games. Oakland are 27-12 in the last 39 meetings.

The Athletics can’t afford losses with Houston capable of pulling away in the AL West. Oakland has been coming up big and there is no reason to believe that doesn’t happen here…

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