Oakland Athletics

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A’s face off on Monday in Anaheim for game one of their series featuring the top two teams in the American League West. The Angels are -120 favorites over the A’s. The Los Angeles Angels have fallen short of expectations for the past several years but this season they look to be up to the challenge and could be a contender. The Angels are 18-13 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last three games in a row. As a team the Angels are hitting .255 with Mike Trout hitting .293, Howie Kendrick hitting .286, and Erick Aybar hitting .282. As a team the Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.95 with the starters at 3.76 and the bullpen at 4.36. For game one against the Athletics the Angels start Garrett Richards who won his last Read More

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

The Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers face off on Monday in Oakland in game one of the AL West series. The Rangers are -120 favorites over the Athletics with an over/under run total set at 6.5 runs. The Oakland A’s are rolling once again this season and they enter this series in first place in the AL West. The A’s have won three in a row, are 6-3 at home, and 8-2 in their last 10 games. As a team Oakland is hitting .251 with Alberto Callespo hitting .321, Jed Lowrie hitting .283, and Josh Donaldson hitting .272. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 2.56 with the starters at 2.58 and the bullpen at 2.53. For game one against the Rangers the A’s start Daniel Strally who has allowed 16 hits and 10 runs while striking out 15 over 16.2 innings for a 1-1 record and a Read More

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics

The Seattle Mariners and the Oakland A’s close out their regular season MLB Baseball schedules for 2013 as they face off on Sunday in Seattle. The Mariners are -133 favorites over the Athletics with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Seattle Mariners don’t have much t play for at this point but as we saw in their win on Saturday they appear to have at the least built a foundation for their future. Brad Miller hit two home runs and Justin Smoak hit a home run and Dustin Ackley had a hit as the Mariners scored seven runs on seven hit. Starting pitcher Brandon Mauer allowed six hits and two earned runs while striking out five over 5.1 innings to get the win and Danny Farquhar earned the save. For Sunday’s season finale the Mariners start Erasmo Ramirez who is 5-2 with a 4.56 ERA for the season Read More

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Monday in Oakland for game one of their series in the A.L. West. The Athletics are -140 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Oakland A’s have pulled away in the American League West and with just two weeks left in the season the A’s look to be in solid shape. The A’s are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 47-27 at home this season, and they are a 6.5 game lead over the Rangers. As a team the A’s are hitting .252 with Josh Donaldson hitting .302, Jed Lowrie hitting .284, and Coco Crisp hitting .256. For game one against the Angels the A’s start Sonny Gray who is 3-3 with a 2.62 ERA for the season and 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his last three starts. The Los Angeles Angels Read More

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

The Detroit Tigers and the Oakland A’s face off on Monday in Detroit in a game between two teams with their sights set on the post-season. The Tigers are -165 favorites over the A’s with an over/under run total set at 8. The Detroit Tigers are having their way with the AL Central and they also have the best record in the AL. The Tigers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 41-23 at home this season, and they have a six game lead in the division. As a team, the Tigers are hitting .282 with Miguel Cabrera hitting .360, Jhonny Peralta hitting .305, and Torii Hunter hitting .303. As a team the Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.49 with the starters at 3.41 and the bullpen at 3.68. For game one against the A’s, the Tigers start Anibal Sanchez, who has won his last four decisions. For Read More

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

The Houston Astros and the Oakland A’s face off on Tuesday in Houston for game two of their series at Minute Maid Park. The Athletics are -155 favorites over the Astros with an over/under run total set at 8.5. The Houston Astros led most of the way o Monday but they didn’t lead when it counted most when the game was over. Justin Maxwell, Chris Carter, and Jonathan Villar each had hits as the Astros scored three runs on five hits. Dallas Keuchel allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 6.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Wesley Wright blew his fourth save of the year and took the loss to go to 0-4 on the season. For Tuesday’s game the Astros start Jarred Cosart who makes his second start of the year. For the season Cosart has allowed two hits over eight scoreless Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Oakland Athletics

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland A’s face off on Wednesday in Pittsburgh for game three of their interleague series. The Pirates are -136 favorites over the A’s with an over/under run total set at 7. The Pittsburgh Pirates have kept the first two games of the series against the A’s close, but they haven’t been able to score more than a run in a game and it hasn’t been good enough. On Tuesday, Starling Marte, Jose Tabata, and Pedro Alvarez each had hits as the Pirates scored one run on three hits in all. Starting pitcher Gerit Cole allowed five hits and two runs, while striking out four over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-2 on the season. For Wednesday’s game, the Pirates start Francisco Liriano who has won his last three starts. For the season Liriano has allowed 59 hits and 17 earned runs, Read More

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Monday in Oakland for game one of their American League West series. The Athletics are -115 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 8.5. The Oakland A’s are the defending AL West champions and while they don’t lead the division they are very much in the thick of things. The A’s are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 7-7 at home this season, and they are 2.5 games behind the Rangers in the standings. As a team the A;s are hitting .251 with Jed Lowrie hitting .344, Josh Donaldson hitting .319, Coco Crisp hitting .290, and Brandon Moss hitting .289. the A’s opponents are hitting .260 and the Oakland pitching staff has an ERA of 4.19. For Monday’s game Oakland starts Daniel Strally who makes his second start of the year. In his last start Read More

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles face of on Thursday in Oakland for game one of their series. The Athletics are -121 favorites over the Orioles with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Oakland A’s are the defending AL West champs and at this point in the season they are very much in the mix. The A’s are returning home from the road and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 6-4 at home this season, and they are game back in the division standings. As a team the A’s are hitting .258 with Jed Lowrie hitting .366, Coco Crisp hitting .303, and Brandon Moss hitting .299. The A’s opponents are hitting .252 and the Oakland pitching staff has an ERA of 3.87. For game one of their series against the Orioles the A’s start Jarrod Parker who is still looking for his first win of Read More

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland A’s face off on Friday at Tropicana Field for game one of their series. The Rays are -109 favorites over the Athletics with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Tampa Bay Rays are off to a slow start and while they have the ability to compete it just hasn’t translated into a lot of wins. The Rays are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 3-3 at home this season, and they are in last place in the AL East, six games behind the Red Sox. As a team the Rays are hitting .212 with James Loney hitting .289, Evan Longoria hitting .283, and Ben Zobrist hitting .269. The Rays opponets are hitting .241 and the Tampa Bay pitching staff has an ERA of 4.14. For game one the Rays start Alex Cobb who is coming off of a loss in his Read More