ALDS Game 1 previews: Rays at Astros, Twins at Yankees

The two American League Division Series begin Friday, when the favored Astros host the upstart Rays and the Twins travel to the Bronx to face the Yankees.

ALDS preview: New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins

The New York Yankees will play the Minnesota Twins in the best-of-five American League Division Series that begins Friday. Here's how the two teams stack up.

The biggest concerns for every MLB division leader

The carefree days of summer have officially been replaced by the dread-filled nights of fall, when the general managers of every World Series contender spend sleepless nights worrying about their rosters. We’ve examined each divisional leader closely and have identified the one Achilles heel that may prevent them from hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy.

Weekend MLB preview: Twins battle Indians for AL Central supremacy

The Minnesota Twins (89-57) will try to put some distance between themselves and the Cleveland Indians (86-61) in the American League Central race when they begin a three-game series at Progressive Field on Friday night. Here’s what bettors should be anticipating for the weekend series.

Tuesday MLB betting preview: Nationals at Twins, A’s at Astros

Tuesday features a key interleague matchup between the Nationals and Twins, and the unstoppable Astros offense will take swings against the A's in Houston.

Friday MLB betting preview: Phillies at Mets, Indians at Twins

Runs should come in bunches in New York with the Phillies in town, while home/road splits give the Twins an advantage against the Indians.

Tuesday MLB betting preview: Twins at Red Sox, Angels at A’s

The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins have had hot bats lately and should carry that momentum into our two spotlight MLB games for Tuesday, September 5.

Wednesday MLB preview: Twins at Brewers, A’s at Giants

The Brewers will look to bounce back from a 7-5 loss to the Twins on Tuesday night. Over at Oracle Park, hitters are already licking their chops at the prospect of facing Homer Bailey and Tyler Beede.

Thursday MLB preview: Indians at Twins, Phillies at Giants

The Twins recently breezed through a soft part of their schedule, where they took eight of 10 games from the White Sox, Marlins and Royals, but they just dropped two of three to the Braves and must now play host to the surging Indians. Meanwhile, the Thursday-night series opener between the Phillies and Giants at Oracle Park promises to be low-scoring with Aaron Nola and Madison Bumgarner on the mound.