Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2 a.m.
We’re entering the third season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.
Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. Ray Brewer won the 2015-2016 season, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-2015. Bern stepped away in the middle of the 2016-2017 season with a 16-12 record and $13,317 bankroll, with Mike Grimala taking his place.
Minnesota Twins minus-120 vs. Chicago White Sox: $720 to win $600: It’s less than two weeks into a long Major League Baseball season, but the Minnesota Twins are a few games above .500 and in first place of the American League Central. They should continue the solid play today against a Chicago White Sox lineup loaded with inexperienced players.
The Twins took two of three games at Chicago to open the season, including beating Jose Quintana — today’s starter. Quintana, Chicago’s pitching ace, has given up four home runs in 12 innings over two starts to open the season. Meanwhile, Minnesota starter Ervin Santana has won his initial two outings of the season, including limited Chicago to two hits in six scoreless innings last week.
Twins slugger Miguel Sano, no longer burdened with learning how to play in the outfield, has three home runs and 10 RBIs in the initial two weeks to give Minnesota a threat in the middle of the batting lineup.
Current Standings: Keefer (41-35-3, $8,307), Grimala (7-11, $8,233), Brewer (28-28-1, $7,385), Granger (13-18-1, $6,677)