BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins, on a six-game home winning streak, host the Oakland Athletics.
Minnesota is 8-4 at home and 15-11 overall. Twins hitters have a collective .319 on-base percentage, the ninth-best percentage in the majors.
Oakland has a 4-9 record at home and a 10-15 record overall. The Athletics have gone 2-4 in games decided by one run.
The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Byron Buxton has five doubles and eight home runs for the Twins. Max Kepler is 10-for-29 with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
Sheldon Neuse ranks third on the Athletics with a .312 batting average, and has two doubles, a triple, two home runs, six walks and 14 RBI. Chad Pinder is 9-for-22 with a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 7-3, .268 batting average, 3.31 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs
INJURIES: Twins: Carlos Correa: day-to-day (right middle finger), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (calf), Miguel Sano: 10-Day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 10-Day IL (groin), Jhon Romero: 10-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Sonny Gray: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (wrist), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Athletics: Cole Irvin: 15-Day IL (left shoulder), Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique)
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