Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins - 9/21/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (71-81) at Oakland Athletics (91-61)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Jose Berrios (11-11) (3.81) vs. L Hendriks (0-1) (5.30)
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins head to the west coast to take the field with the Oakland Athletics in Friday MLB action.
The suddenly hot Minnesota Twins have won five straight after upending Detroit 8-2 on the road Wednesday. Minnesota started the game with Gabriel Moya tossing a scoreless inning before Stephen Gonsalves threw six scoreless frames to pick up the win.
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The Twins pounded out eleven hits and walked twice with Ehire Adrianza going 3-4 with an RBI and three runs while Tyler Austin went 2-3 with two runs knocked in and two scored followed by Williams Astudillo who had a pair of hits and drove in three.
Minnesota opens their series at Oakland with Jose Berrios on the mound. Berrios has made 30 starts and has gone 11-11 with a 3.81 ERA.
The Oakland Athletics opened the floodgates offensively in a 21-3 rout of the LA Angels on Wednesday. Oakland starter Edwin Jackson allowed two runs on three hits and three BB over 5.1 frames to get the win.
The Athletics amassed 22 hits and seven BB with Chad Pinder going solo while Nick Martini and Stephen Piscotty combined for five hits including homers and six RBI’s and five runs. Marcus Semien had three his and drove in five with Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano giving the A’s four hits, four RBI’s and four runs.
Liam Hendricks gets the start for the Athletics for his 6th start of the season. Hendricks has gone one inning in each outing and did not allow a run.
Over is 6-2 in Minnesota last 8 road games and over is 24-9-3 in Minnesota last 36 Friday games and Minnesota are 18-39 in their last 57 road games. Over is 10-1 in Oakland last 11 home games and over is 11-3 in Oakland last 14 on grass and under is 7-2-1 in Oakland last 10 Friday games. Minnesota are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Oakland.
I assume Hendriks will go one inning with the Oakland bullpen going the rest of the way. Regardless I’ll back the home team…