Money Line: -122.00 Minnesota (Away)
A great situational play here. The Royals have been relishing playing the role of spoiler of late, but I think the Twins dig deep here finally on Thursday afternoon and break their three-game slide. Minnesota has in fact lost six of its last seven. It's lost two straight here to the Royals, and note that the Twins are 7-2 in their last nine in trying to avenge two or more straight losses against an opponent. Minnesota's playoff hopes are dwindling, as it remains nine games back. The Twins turn to Josh Winder in this spot and he's 4-4 with a 4.17 ERA, while the Royals counter with Jonathan Heasley, who is 3-8 with a 5.09 ERA. Both starter have looked decent at times and struggled in others. The overall situation and the above stats though make the Twins (especially at this price!), the correct call in this matchup Thursday; the play is Minnesota!