It’s a big mid-July series for both teams. The Twins enter on their first 3-game losing streak of the season, the last 2 being a short-series sweep at Target Field by the not-so-Amazin Mets. By Pythagorean record the A’s trail the Twins by just 1 game (MIN 57-37, OAK 57-39). Both teams have tough series after this one too, with the A’s going on to Houston while the Twins continue their homestand with 3 against the Yankees.
The A’s face righthanded starters in each game:
Tonight at 5: Fiers vs. Kyle Gibson
Friday at 5: Bassitt vs. Jake Odorizzi
Saturday at 4: Anderson vs. Jose Berrios
Sunday at 11: Mengden vs. Michael Pineda
It’s hot in Minneapolis today and tomorrow, more pleasant on the weekend, looks like the only significant chance of rain might be Saturday. Let’s go Oakland!