Oakland Athletics (78-52) at Minnesota Twins (61-68)
|Date & Time||Sunday August 26, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -114 / Oakland Athletics +104 --- Over/Under: 9
The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Athletics have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than two runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 136 hits and 46 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 249 hits and 182 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 3.47 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Twins have scored nine runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Twins have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 149 hits and 73 RBI while Joe Mauer and Max Kepler have combined for 202 hits and 86 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 11-8 with a 3.69 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. This will be Berrios’ first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series, 18-8 in their last 26 road games and 1-7 in Andersons last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. The Twins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series, 20-6 in Berrios' last 26 home starts and 1-5 in Berrios' last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Athletics are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota, 28-13 in the last 41 meetings and the over is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings.
We're getting plus money with the best team in baseball over the last two months and change. I don't care how impressive Berrios has been this season, the Oakland Athletics have made it tough to bet against them since the middle of June and continue to produce in all areas. It's also worth mentioning that Anderson hasn't allowed a run in his last 14.2 innings. I'll take the A's and the favorable price.