Before the season begins, there are always a few teams that have the pundits arguing about how good, or bad, they are going to be. For these teams, everything has to go right in order for them to fall on the good side. The Minnesota Twins have managed to get the most out of what they have, while the Oakland A’s have struggled. These two will meet for a 3-game series in Oakland over the weekend, with the second game set for Saturday night. Find the latest MLB odds here.
Minnesota Twins vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting LinesDate/Time: Saturday, July 18th, 7:07 PMLocation: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CaliforniaTV: CSNCA, MLBNRadio: KIQI 1010, 95.7 FM The GameOpening Line: Oakland -151 Phil Hughes (8-6, 4.32 ERA) to the mound on Saturday. The Twins have won the last 6 games that Hughes has started.
Byron Buxton OF 15-Day DLRicky Nolasco P 60-Day DLRyan Pressly P 15-Day DLJordan Schafer OF 15-Day DL Oakland AthleticsCoco Crisp OF 60-Day DLSean Doolittle P 60-Day DLJesse Hahn P 15-Day DLTyler Ladendorf 2B 60-Day DLJarrod Parker P 15-Day DLTaylor Thompson P 60-Day DLPat Venditte P 15-Day DLIt was a first half to forget for the Oakland A’s (41-50), but one that did come with a few positives. Scott Kazmir has been consistently brilliant on the mound, while rookie Billy Burns has been delivering the goods in the leadoff spot. It’s been tough to figure this team out, especially when you consider that their +44 run differential is better than that of the division leading Angels. The A’s are 8.5 games back of the leaders, which is not really an insurmountable number.If they can make a couple of impact deals at the deadline, they might just be able to claw their way back into things. It will be than man Scott Kazmir (5-5, 2.49 ERA) who will get the start on Saturday. Kazmir has gone two straight starts without giving up an earned run.