Oakland A’s

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A’s

The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will take the field on Monday to begin a three-game series. The Angels are -115 favorites over the A’s with an over/under total set at 8.5 The Athletics just took two of three from the Seattle Mariners and have six of their last seven games. The A’s pitching has really stepped up to the plate, allowing one or less runs in three of their last four games. One Oakland pitcher who has contributed to that success is Jesse Chavez, who has allowed two earned runs in 13 innings this season. Chavez has also struck out 13 batters and walked only two. Chavez is 1-2 with an ERA of 7.56 in eight career games against the Angels. This will be his first start. The Angels just took two of three from the New York Mets and have won four of their last six games. Read More

Oakland A’s vs. Detroit Tigers

The Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers face off on Monday in Detroit as they play game three of their ALDS series. The Tigers are -160 favorites over the A’s with an over/under run total of 7. The Oakland A’s the two games in Oakland with the Tigers losing their home field advantage but with the series tied at a game each they can seize control with a win in this one. On Saturday Yoenis Cespedes and Seth Smith each had two hits and Josh Donaldson and Josh Reddick added hits as the A’s scored just once on eight hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed four hits and struck out nine over eight scoreless innings but it was Grant Balfour who got the win pitching a perfect ninth inning. For Monday’s game the A’s start Jarrod Parker who is 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA for the season and 1-2 with Read More

Oakland A’s vs. Chicago Cubs

The Oakland A’s and the Chicago Cubs face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game one of their interleague series. The Athletics are -181 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Oakland A’s are in a battle in the American League West which looks like it is going to come right down to the wire. The A’s are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 26-13 at home this season, and they are a half of a game out of the lead in the AL West. As a team, the A’s are hitting .249 with Josh Donaldson hitting .316, Jed Lowrie hitting .309, and Seth Smith hitting .278. The A’s opponents are hitting .244 and the Oakland pitching staff has an ERA of 3.76 with the starters at 4.00 and the bullpen at 3.26. For game one against the Cubs, the A’s start A.J. Griffin Read More

Oakland A’s vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Oakland A’s and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday in game one of their interleague series in Oakland. The A’s are -112 favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Oakland A’s have been streaky this season and they are right in the thick of the American League West race. The A’s are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 24-12 at home this season, and they are a half a game behind the Rangers in the AL West standings. As a team, the A’s are hitting .249 and Josh Donaldson is hitting .308, Jed Lowrie is hitting .306, and Seth Smith is hitting .280. The A’s opponents are hitting .244 and the Oakland pitching staff has an ERA of 3.75 with the starters at 4.05 and the bullpen at 3.13. For game one against the Cardinals, the A’s start Bartolo Colon who Read More

New York Mets vs. Oakland A’s

The New York Mets host another West Coast team for interleague play as the Oakland Athletics make their way to Citi Field for game one of their series.  The Mets are -135 favorites over the Athletsics with an over/under run total set at 7. The New York Mets had clawed and scratched their way back to .500 but after dropping a weekend series to the Angels, they are back to two games under. The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 16-19 at home this season, and nine and half games back in the National League East. As a team New York is hitting .256 with Jose Reyes hitting .341, Carlos Beltran hitting .288, and Daniel Murphy hitting .285. As a team the Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.99 with the starters at 3.87 and the bullpen at 4.25. For game one against the A’s New York Read More