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    The Minnesota Twins (47-46) will try for a sweep of the Oakland Athletics (25-69) on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Twins lead 2-0, and are favored (-186) against the underdog Athletics (+156) in the matchup, which begins at 4:07 PM ET. Joe Ryan gets the starting nod for Minnesota, and JP Sears is Oakland’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Sunday, July 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Twins vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -186 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.3 home runs per game to rank eighth in baseball with 118 total home runs.
    • Minnesota is 24th in MLB with a .233 batting average.
    • The Twins’ .311 on-base percentage ranks 23rd in baseball.
    • Minnesota’s 10.1 strikeouts per game are the most in MLB.
    • The Twins average 1.2 homers per road game this season (54 total away from home).
    • Minnesota is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .376 on the road.
    • The team is batting .223 with 345 hits (7.7 per game) on the road this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota OPS (.715) this season. He has a .233 batting average, an on-base percentage of .305, and a slugging percentage of .410.
    • He ranks 120th in batting average, 120th in on-base percentage, and 94th in slugging among all qualified hitters in baseball.
    • Correa will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .350 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
    • Byron Buxton has 54 hits, which ranks first among Minnesota batters this season. He’s batting .202 with 28 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .423 with an on-base percentage of .293.
    • Among qualifying batters, he ranks 148th in batting average, 139th in on-base percentage and 85th in slugging percentage.
    • Donovan Solano has 63 hits this season and has a slash line of .283/.382/.426.
    • Max Kepler is batting .209 with a .281 OBP and 30 RBI for Minnesota this season.
    • Kepler brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .111 with three walks.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit 87 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • Oakland has a team batting average of just .222 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .300 this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks 28th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.
    • In 46 games at home this season, they’ve hit 36 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Oakland is slugging .336 in 46 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 6.9 base hits per game and batting .212 as a team at home this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker has 65 hits, a team-best for the Athletics. He’s batting .244 and slugging .477 with an on-base percentage of .340.
    • Including all qualifying players, he ranks 109th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 53rd and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Ryan Noda’s .375 on-base percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .225 while slugging .404.
    • He is 131st in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 101st in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .203 with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and 25 walks.
    • Jace Peterson has seven doubles, two triples, five home runs and 31 walks while hitting .212.

    Twins vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Joe Ryan (MIN) Pitcher JP Sears (OAK)
    8 – 6 W/L 1 – 6
    107 IP 99.2
    3.70 ERA 3.88
    1.009 WHIP 1.033
    10.4 K/9 8.4
    1.5 BB/9 2.1

    Twins vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Twins: Royce Lewis: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jose Miranda: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Brock Stewart: 15 Day IL (Elbow), José De León: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Caleb Thielbar: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Jorge Alcala: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Athletics: Esteury Ruiz: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Carlos Pérez: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Kevin Smith: 10 Day IL (Back), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hand), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Undisclosed), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Raynaud’s syndrome), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Paul Blackburn: day-to-day (Illness)

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