Athletics and Twins play to decide series winner
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.
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)