The Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins face each other on Monday from Oakland. All MLB odds can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Athletics are right back in the thick of the wild-card race and are still in the hunt in the division as well. There are 37-26 at home this season and sit five teams in back in their division. Their pitching staff has been solid all season and they will look to Brandon McCarthy tonight who returned from the DL in his last start. In 90 innings of work McCarthy is pitching to a 2.68 ERA this season.
The Twins are in a slump right now and their season as a whole has been a struggle. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games and sit 15 games back in their division. Joe Mauer is leading the way with a .317 batting average and tonight on the mound the Twins will look to Brian Duensing was has lost his last two starts. Duensing has allowed 92 hits in 78 innings of work this season.
Oakland is 28-13 in their last 41 games overall, 26-10 in their last 36 home games, and 5-11 in McCarthy’s last 16 starts as a favorite. Minnesota is 5-2 in their last seven game one of a series, 0-5 in their last five games as an underdog, and 1-6 in Duensing’s last seven starts against the AL West.
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