The Twins avoided another sweep and won for just the second time in 17 games. This was the third-longest skid in Minnesota’s 51-season history, behind a 14-game slide in 1982 and a 13-game drought in 1961, the first year the franchise moved from Washington. Sport book betting
It was another close game between the two teams. The Mariners won the first two games of the series by 5-4 scores and both teams had their chances late in this one. Mariners’ starter Blake Beavan, pitched seven innings, giving up two runs and six hits. Anthony Swarzak of the Twins came back with a six strong innings, allowing two runs on nine hits. Preakness Stakes Betting
In the NL West, the Diamondbacks will clinch the NL West pennant with a victory in any of their three games in a weekend series against World Series champion Giants, but grabbing the division title is hardly the extent of their reach. The Diamondbacks, who reached 90 victories for the fifth time in franchise history while cutting their magic number to two with an 8-5 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, have their sights on the No. 2 seed in the NL playoffs, which would enable them to open at home. Belmont Stakes Betting
The D-backs are one game behind Milwaukee entering the final six games of the season. The good thing about finishing with the second-best record is not having to face-off with Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs. The No. 2 finisher would open against Atlanta, and No. 3 would play the Phillies. If St. Louis or San Francisco top Atlanta in a tight wild-card race, the Cardinals/Giants would meet Philadelphia in the first round, with the other two division winners meeting.