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Athletics come into matchup with the Twins on losing streak

May 17, 2022 GMT

Minnesota Twins (21-15, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (15-23, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Dylan Bundy (0-0); Athletics: James Kaprielian (0-2, 4.97 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -120, Athletics +100; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics will try to stop a three-game slide when they play the Minnesota Twins.

Oakland is 15-23 overall and 5-14 at home. The Athletics have a 4-16 record in games when they have allowed a home run.

Minnesota is 21-15 overall and 13-8 at home. The Twins have an 11-5 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

The teams meet Tuesday for the fifth time this season. The Twins lead the season series 4-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with 15 extra base hits (10 doubles, a triple and four home runs). Luis Barrera is 4-for-15 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.

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Byron Buxton has 11 home runs, six walks and 20 RBI while hitting .256 for the Twins. Jorge Polanco is 11-for-36 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .191 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored by four runs

Twins: 6-4, .238 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored by eight 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), Bailey Ober: 10-Day IL (groin), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.