Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees
The Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees meet for game one of their series in the Bay Area. The Yankees are -140 favorites over the Athletics with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Oakland Athletics are playing solid baseball this season as they hover around the standings in the A.L. West. The A’s are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 10-12 at home this season, and they are five games back in the American League West standings. As a team the A’s are hitting .210 with Josh Reddick hitting .272, Seth Smith at .233, and Kurt Suzuki hitting .221, As a team the Athletics pitching staff has an ERA of 3.54 with the starters at 4.05 and the bullpen at 2.57. For game one against the Yankees Oakland starts Tyson Ross who has lost four of his last five starts. For the season Ross has allowed 48 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 19 over 37.2 innings of work for a 5.73 ERA.
The New York Yankees have a winning record but with their lofty expectations that isn’t going to get it done in the Bronx. The Yankees are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 9-10 on the road this season, and they are in fourth place in the A.L. East. As a team the Yankees are hitting .264 led by Derek Jeter at .348, Robinson Cano at .297, and Alex Rodriguez at .281. As a team the Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 4.13 with the starters at 4.82 and the bullpen at 2.78. For game one at Oakland New York starts Ivan Nova who has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Nova has allowed 65 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 52 over 49 innings of work for a 5.69 ERA.
Oakland is 4-1 in their last five home games following an off day, 5-2 in their last last seven games against the A.L. East, and 1-4 in Ross’ last five starts. New York is 4-0 in their last four games following an off day, 3-7 in their last 10 road games, and 19-7 in Nova’s last 26 starts. New York is 10-1 in their last 11 games in Oakland.
With these two starting pitchers we should see plenty of scoring as this one goes over the total.