Athletics start 3-game series with the Twins
Minnesota Twins (20-15, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (15-22, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Chris Archer (0-1, 4.43 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 22 strikeouts); Athletics: Zach Logue (2-1, 1.35 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -132, Athletics +112; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics host the Minnesota Twins on Monday to open a three-game series.
Oakland has a 5-13 record in home games and a 15-22 record overall. The Athletics are 9-1 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Minnesota is 20-15 overall and 13-8 at home. The Twins have a 10-5 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 18 RBI for the Athletics. Luis Barrera is 4-for-12 with a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
Max Kepler ranks second on the Twins with a .243 batting average, and has five doubles, five home runs, 14 walks and 15 RBI. Jorge Polanco is 11-for-36 with two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .198 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored by three runs
Twins: 5-5, .242 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf), Cole Irvin: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Twins: Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (left hip), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Carlos Correa: 10-Day IL (finger), Trevor Larnach: 10-Day IL (groin), Dylan Bundy: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (calf), Bailey Ober: 10-Day IL (groin), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)