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Athletics and Twins play to decide series winner

May 18, 2022 GMT

Minnesota Twins (21-16, first in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (16-23, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Sonny Gray (0-1, 3.68 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Athletics: Daulton Jefferies (1-6, 4.84 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -157, Athletics +136; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins meet on Wednesday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Oakland has a 6-14 record in home games and a 16-23 record overall. The Athletics are 3-1 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Minnesota has gone 13-8 in home games and 21-16 overall. The Twins have the fourth-best team ERA in baseball at 3.33.

The teams meet Wednesday for the sixth time this season. The Twins are up 4-1 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with four home runs while slugging .371. Elvis Andrus is 9-for-21 with two doubles and an RBI over the last 10 games.

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Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 16 extra base hits (five doubles and 11 home runs). Gary Sanchez is 7-for-33 with four doubles, three home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .206 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored by three runs

Twins: 5-5, .233 batting average, 3.60 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), 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.