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Athletics Visit Orioles Looking for W

Oakland Athletics

Athletics Look to Sweep Orioles

The Oakland Athletics (89-57, +29.38 units) will almost certainly make the playoffs this year. But they’re still trying to chase down the AL West title. If that fails, the No. 1 AL Wild Card berth.

That should give Oakland plenty of motivation heading into Thursday’s matchup with the last-place Baltimore Orioles (41-104, -51.57 units).

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, NBCS California (Oakland), MASN (Baltimore)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics LH Brett Anderson (3-4, 4.02 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Dylan Bundy (7-14, 5.58)

The red-hot Oakland Athletics only needed to score in one inning en route to a sixth straight victory. They now can complete a three-game sweep against the major league-worst Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore on Thursday.

The Athletics sent 15 batters to the plate while scoring 10 times in the third inning of Wednesday’s 10-0 victory. They remain three games behind first-place Houston in the American League West. They climbed within one of the New York Yankees for the first wild-card spot.

Oakland Battling Injury Issues

Anderson is expected to make his 14th start of the season. He spent a little over two weeks on the DL with nerve irritation in his left arm. He produced three scoreless efforts of at least seven innings over a stretch of four starts.

Then he allowed five runs over 2 2/3 frames in his last turn on Aug. 27 at Houston. Anderson is 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA in two career starts against the Orioles.

Current Oakland batters have a combined .766 lifetime OPS off A’s starter  Dylan Bundy. They are 9-for-38 with three doubles and a pair of home runs. LF Khris Davis is 3-for-7 with a double and a dinger.

The Athletics are 20-8 against AL East opponents and meet another over the weekend in red-hot Tampa Bay.

Orioles are Just Plodding Through the Season

Bundy has gone 0-5 with a 9.09 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of August. He gave up six runs over four innings in a loss at Tampa Bay on Friday. The fourth overall pick in 2011 has not recorded a win since July 29. He has served up a major league-high 37 homers in 27 starts this year.

Khris Davis is 3-for-7 with a homer and a double against Bundy, who is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) versus the Athletics.

Adam Jones is 2-for-6 with a double versus Anderson.

D.J. Stewart became the 55th player used by the team this year, eclipsing the club record set in 1955.

PREDICTION: Athletics 5, Orioles 4

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Oakland 89-57 $2,938.00 30-24 59-33 56-24 33-33 69-68-9 0.77
Baltimore 41-104 -$5,157.00 18-29 23-75 15-19 26-85 65-74-6 -1.74
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Br Anderson (3-4) ERA: 4.02
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 27, 2018 HOU L 4-11 O 2.2 -$100.00
Ag 21, 2018 TEX W 6-0 U 7 $43.00
Aug 15, 2018 SEA L 0-2 U 7.2 -$100.00

D Bundy (7-14) ERA: 5.58

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 7, 2018 TB L 2-14 O 4 -$100.00
Sep 1, 2018 KC L 4-5 U 5.1 -$100.00
Aug 26, 2018 NYY L 3-5 U 5 -$100.00

Bullpen

Oakland’s relievers have pitched 17.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Baltimore’s relievers have pitched 20.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Oakland Athletics – Br Anderson

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 3, 2017 5-4 BAL 6 7 3 3 0 3 No Decision
Apr 18, 2010 8-3 BAL 5 8 6 5 0 2 Loss
Baltimore Orioles – D Bundy
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 23, 2017 8-7 BAL 6 7 3 3 0 8 No Decision
Aug 12, 2017 12-5 BAL 6 7 3 3 3 10 Win

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.88 5 5.57 30
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 5.52 1 5.30 29
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 3.83 26 4.11 10
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.34 18 4.44 16

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Sep 12, 2018 OAK 10 BAL 0 185 9.5 O Liam Hendriks (R) Andrew Cashner (R) 15 1 4 1 8 5
Sep 11, 2018 OAK 3 BAL 2 174 9 U Mike Fiers (R) Alex Cobb (R) 7 6 3 1 9 11
May 6, 2018 BAL 1 OAK 2 -164 9 U Alex Cobb (R) Andrew Triggs (R) 3 7 1 1 9 8
My 5, 2018 BAL 0 OAK 2 -141 8.5 U Kevin Gausman (R) Trevor Cahill (R) 7 4 5 2 20 11
May 4, 2018 BAL 4 OAK 6 -172 9.5 O Andrew Cashner (R) Daniel Mengden (R) 9 11 2 3 11 10
Aug 23, 2017 OAK 7 BAL 8 -192 10 O Daniel Gossett (R) Dylan Bundy (R) 14 13 5 4 15 15
Ag 22, 2017 OAK 6 BAL 4 -164 11 U Paul Blackburn (R) Ubaldo Jimenez (R) 13 7 3 2 6 6
Aug 21, 2017 OAK 3 BAL 7 -176 11 U Chris Smith (R) Wade Miley (L) 7 10 5 3 8 7
Ag 13, 2017 BAL 3 OAK 9 105 9.5 O Jeremy Hellickson (R) Kendall Graveman (R) 10 8 1 2 11 7
Aug 12, 2017 BAL 12 OAK 5 -105 9 O Dylan Bundy (R) Sean Manaea (L) 20 10 3 4 10 11

MLB Betting Odds & Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Oakland Athletics

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 89-57 46-29 43-28 56-21 35-36 69-68-9 30-24 59-33
Last 10 8-2 6-2 2-0 7-0 1-2 8-2 3-2 5-0
v Div 33-34 17-19 16-15 20-13 14-21 37-26-4 15-13 18-21
vs AL 77-49 39-26 38-23 50-19 28-30 64-55-7 23-19 54-30
v NL 12-8 7-3 5-5 6-2 7-6 5-13-2 7-5 5-3

Baltimore Orioles

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 41-104 24-46 17-58 15-18 29-86 65-74-6 18-29 23-75
Last 10 1-9 0-2 1-7 0-1 1-8 6-4 1-1 0-8
v Div 20-47 13-22 7-25 4-4 17-43 36-27-4 8-16 12-31
vs AL 34-91 22-38 12-53 14-14 23-77 59-61-5 14-27 20-64
vs NL 7-13 2-8 5-5 1-4 6-9 6-13-1 4-2 3-11
Team Last 5 Games

Oakland Athletics

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Sep 12, 2018 BAL 10-0 W -200 9.5 L Hendriks 1 A Cashner A
Sp 11, 2018 BAL 3-2 W -185 9 M Fiers 6 A Cobb A
Sep 9, 2018 TEX 7-3 W -233 9 T Cahill 2.2 Jeffrey Springs H
Sp 8, 2018 TEX 8-6 W -173 9.5 E Jackson 3 Yohander Mendez H
Sep 7, 2018 TEX 8-4 W -180 9 L Hendriks 1 Y Gallardo H

Baltimore Orioles

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Sep 12, 2018 OAK 0-10 L 185 9.5 A Cashner 2 L Hendriks H
Sp 11, 2018 OAK 2-3 L 174 9 A Cobb 2 M Fiers H
Sep 9, 2018 TB 3-8 L 229 8 Josh Rogers 1.1 Ryne Stanek A
Sp 8, 2018 TB 5-10 L 222 8 David Hess 5 Diego Castillo A
Sep 7, 2018 TB 2-14 L 250 7 D Bundy 4 Blake Snell A

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