Oakland's offense is averaging less than three runs per game their last 10 while Minnesota is scoring close to six per contest.  Take the Twins at home on the run line.

The Twins were up to their usual tricks last night pounding out 13 runs and 16 hits in a rout of the A’s. Simply put, Oakland doesn’t have the pitching or their offense to keep up with Minnesota.

Francisco Liriano, still recovering from arm surgery that cost him all of last season, gets the start for Minnesota. He’s been solid if not spectacular posting a 3-3 record with a 4.97 record. Liriano will face right-hander Dallas Braden who has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 4.50. Further supporting my play today: The Twins are an amazing 76-47 on the RL this season and have rewarded backers with +29.85 Units.

Oakland has scored 28 runs over their last 10 games somehow winning four of them during that stretch. Compare that to Minnesota which is 7-3 in its last 10 outings scoring 58 runs during that stretch.

It’s that time of the year that teams with something on the line, like Minnesota, get the job done against the bottom feeders of the league.

Free Pick: Twins -1½ (-120)