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Game 96: As at Twins

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First Pitch: 7:10 PM CDT
Know Thy enemy: Athletics Nation

After the three-game losing streak, the Minnesota Twins showed up and came from behind to win against the Oakland Athletics last night. Eddie Rosario redeemed himself and brought Target Field and Twins Territory an insane amount of energy with his three-run go-ahead blast. Now the Twins look to ride the wave and secure a series split against the Athletics, whose six-game winning streak was snapped. Maybe the tides have changed?

Oakland will rely on righty Chris Bassitt on the mound tonight. He’s pretty good, posting a 3.98 ERA in 15 starts and has a 2.38 K/BB ratio. He’s had a couple of short outings in the past month though (against Seattle and St Louis) and a couple of good starts (against the Angels and White Sox), so it’s kind of a mix bag right now to see which side of Bassitt the Twins will see.

All-Star Jake Odorizzi gets the nod for the Twins tonight, so we’ll see those sweet new blue unis that were introduced this year with that rockin’ Kasota Gold that everyone loves. His last start was his first one since coming off of the IL for a blister issue. Against Cleveland, he went 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR. On the season, he has a 3.06 ERA (149 ERA+), a 9.4 K/9, and a 1.106 WHIP.

Today's Lineups

Marcus Semien - SS Max Kepler - CF
Jurickson Profar - 2B Jorge Polanco - SS
Matt Olson - 1B Nelson Cruz - DH
Mark Canha - RF Eddie Rosario - LF
Ramon Laureano - CF C.J. Cron - 1B
Khris Davis - DH Marwin Gonzalez - RF
Robbie Grossman - LF Luis Arraez - 2B
Chris Herrmann - C Miguel Sano - 3B
Chad Pinder - 3B Jason Castro - C