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MLB – 2nd Half Begins – Twins vs. Athletics!

With the 2015 MLB season ending the first half with the All-Star Game on Tuesday the 14th of July, then the 2nd half of the season gets underway, and on Friday the 17th of July 2015 we will see the Twins of Minnesota playing the Athletics of Oakland, with the game being played at the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California, and the game time is 10:05 PM ET.

At the end of the 1st half of the season the Twins finished with 49 wins and 40 losses and that put them just 4 ½ games behind the 1st place in the AL Central the Royals of Kansas City as on Sunday they beat the Tigers of Detroit.

If you Bet on baseball and are a fan of the Minnesota Twins, your twin finished the 1st half of the season with an impressive win over the Detroit 7-1 this past Sunday the 12th of July 2015.  Then they start the 2nd half of the season on Friday playing the Athletics of Oakland with 41 wins and 50 losses in the 1st game of a 3 game series. In that game against the Tigers M. Sano hit a 2 run homerun and K. Gibson was strong on the mound for the Twins in their 3rd straight victory.

Seeking to continue their win streak, the twins will start E. Santana who is 0-0 and with an ERA of 6.00.  After an 80 game suspension for drug abuse, Santana will start his 3rd game this season. In his last start against the Tigers he was pounded for 8 hits and 6 runs in 4 innings of pitching, but the Twins still managed to win that game 8-6.

But to win this game the Twins must step up and improve their hitting as presently they are 10th in MLB with 363 RBI’s and they look to B. Dozier to continue his lead, as in his career against Oakland he is averaging .400 and he leads the Twins for homers with 19 to date and has some 50 RBI’s to date.  In the last 10 road games for the Twins they are with 4 wins and 6 losses.

For the fans of the Athletics of Oakland your team upped their unbeaten streak to 2 games with their win over Cleveland this past Sunday 2-0. Their pitcher S. Gray now has an ERA of 2.04 and has 10 wins with only 3 losses. In that game with Cleveland he allowed 2 hits on his shutout, which is his 3rd in his career.

Seeking to continue their win streak the Athletics would like to win over the Twins this coming Friday, as they start S. Gray in that game. In his 2 starts against Oakland Gray has 2 win with 0 losses and an ERA of 5.40. In the last five games that Gray started for Oakland they won 4 of those 5 games.

Oakland will be looking for S. Vogt to lead the offensive charge as he has been hot as he leads Oakland with homers at 14 and in RBI’s with 56. In their game against Cleveland Vogt hit the homer that scored 2 runs to win the game for Oakland at 2-0.  In the Athletics last 10 games at home they have 4 wins and 6 losses.

The experts predict that Oakland will be the Twins 4-2 while playing on home turf.