Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics, first game of this long series of four games, the Twins at home are solid, strong and have almost no games lost in July and August. The team knows that visitors have similar numbers and can do damage if they want. The Athletics on the road have worked hard, they won the last series after being swept by the Rockies.
Minnesota Twins: Our home is untouchable.
The Twins this season have achieved a record with 59.4% of effectiveness, 38 wins and 26 losses. 8 victories in the last 10 games at home, they won the series against the Tigers, Pirates, swept the Royals and do not lose a series at home since July against the Indians. Before this series the Twins suffered a defeat against the White Sox, it was not a series, it was a unique game. For this first game the Twins have a strategy similar to other series, score in the first 3 innings and take quick advantage in the game.
Kohl Stewart will have a mission tonight, he should seek not only to win the game, but to get his first win as a professional. Stewart so far has only one loss, 7.71 ERA and 2,286 WHIP. The Twins at home are scoring up to 4.81 runs, 8.62 hits and 1.14 homeruns.
Oakland Athletics: Let’s defend ourselves until the end.
The Athletics on the road have a record of 37 wins and 25 losses, 59.7% of effectiveness, numbers similar to the Twins. Prior to this series against the Twins, the Athletics had won the series against the Angels 2-1, but they had suffered a losing streak of 4 games including losing 0-3 against the Rockies. In the last 10 games the Athletics are 6-4.
Trevor Cahill is back with the Athletics after spending 10 years out, his career started in Oakland and in 2010 was his best year with 18-8. This season Cahill has a record of 5 wins and 2 losses, .714, 3.12 ERA and 1,038 WHIP. 3-1 in the last 4 games on the road for him. The Athletics on the road are scoring 5.55 runs per game, 9.47 hits and up to 1.68 home runs.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics 08/23/2018 is: Take the UNDER 9.5 (Moneyline)
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