Red-Hot Athletics Host the Dodgers

Oakland Athletics

Athletics Going for 7th Straight

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics will meet on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. This is the first game in a two game series.

TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, NBCS California (Oakland), SportsNet Los Angeles

PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers LH Rich Hill (4-4, 3.63 ERA) vs. Athletics LH Sean Manaea (10-7, 3.38)

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -105-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total opened at 7.5. The Dodgers are now -118-moneyliune favorites. The total is up to 8 -110.

Athletics Haven’t Slowed Down Since the Break

The Oakland Athletics are the hottest team in baseball. They are making a surprising run at the Houston Astros, who sit atop the American League West. The Athletics will try to stay perfect on the home stand and stretch their winning streak to seven straight.

Oakland won the first six games of the homestand. They whipped the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers like yard dogs. Oakland won by a combined score of 33-7. They enter the week four games behind the Astros in the AL West.

Oakland is 11-7 in interleague play this season. They split a two-game series in April against the Dodgers.

Manaea has allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his last 11 starts. He earned a win over Toronto last Wednesday by yielding one run and five hits across six innings. The 26-year-old is holding opponents to a .220 batting average. He is fifth in the AL with a 1.01 WHIP.

Manaea surrendered solo home runs to Chris Taylor and Corey Seager in five innings at Los Angeles on April 10 and was saddled with a loss.

Khris Davis homered in four of the last seven games to bring his season total to 31.

Dodgers in a Dog Fight Atop the NL West

The Dodgers enter the week tied for first in the NL West. They avoided a three-game sweep by the Astros. By doing so they did the Athletics a favor with a 3-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday.

Hill is thriving since the All-Star break. He has given up a total of two earned runs allowed in 19 innings spread over three starts. The 38-year-old added 21 strikeouts in that span. The crafty veteran won the first two starts before settling for a no-decision against Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Hill posted a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts for Oakland in 2016 before being traded to Los Angeles. He is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in seven road starts this season.

Yasiel Puig (right oblique) was held out of the lineup on Sunday and is day-to-day.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
LA Dodgers62-51-$786.0022-1740-3456-486-355-55-30.84
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

R Hill (4-4) ERA: 3.63

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Aug 1, 2018MILW6-4O6$63.00
Jul 26, 2018ATLW8-2O7$79.00
Jul 20, 2018MILW6-4O6$75.00

Sean Manaea (10-7) ERA: 3.37

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Aug 1, 2018TORW8-3O6$74.00
Jul 27, 2018COLL1-3U5-$100.00
Jul 22, 2018SFW6-5O6.2$75.00


LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 10.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Oakland’s relievers have pitched 11.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Los Angeles Dodgers – R Hill

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jun 7, 20093-0OAK0.213340Loss

Oakland Athletics – Sean Manaea

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Apr 10, 20184-0LA572215Loss


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.7584.2413
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense5.1533.834
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.7673.913
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense3.93253.988

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Apr 11, 2018OAK16LA6-1797.5ODaniel Mengden (R)Alex Wood (L)21121095
Apr 10, 2018OAK0LA4-1268.5USean Manaea (L)Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)51122119
Aug 19, 2015LA2OAK51098UAlex Wood (L)Jesse Chavez (R)282462
Aug 18, 2015LA4OAK52226.5OClayton Kershaw (L)Felix Doubront (L)7129299
Jul 29, 2015OAK7LA10-1507OJesse Chavez (R)Mike Bolsinger (R)13124479
Jul 28, 2015OAK2LA0-1376.5USonny Gray (R)Brett Anderson (L)631159
Jun 21, 2012LA1OAK41396.5UClayton Kershaw (L)Travis Blackley (L)351377
Jun 20, 2012LA1OAK4-1337.5UNathan Eovaldi (R)Tommy Milone (L)381323
Jun 19, 2012LA0OAK3-1337UAaron Harang (R)Brandon McCarthy (R)25310710
Jun 18, 2009OAK2LA3-1407.5UVin Mazzaro (R)Randy Wolf (L)784356

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Los Angeles Dodgers

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 105-53-42-15-40-03-71-24-3
vs Div25-2211-1014-1224-212-122-23-213-712-15
vs AL7-66-41-27-50-04-92-25-4
vs NL55-4525-2430-2149-427-351-46-320-1535-30

Oakland Athletics

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 107-36-01-37-00-33-72-15-2
vs Div19-266-1413-1210-910-1725-17-39-910-17
vs AL56-3926-2030-1935-1422-2548-41-615-1441-25
vs NL11-76-25-56-26-55-11-26-45-3
Team Last 5 Games

Los Angeles Dodgers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Aug 5, 2018HOU3-2W-1157.5Walker Buehler5.1G ColeH
Ag 4, 2018HOU0-14L-1257.5Kenta Maeda5.1L McCullersH
Aug 3, 2018HOU1-2L-1057.5A Wood6J VerlanderH
Ag 2, 2018MIL21-5W-2067.5C Kershaw6J ChacinH
Aug 1, 2018MIL6-4W-1588R Hill6C AndersonH

Oakland Athletics

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Aug 5, 2018DET6-0W-2608.5T Cahill6F LirianoH
Ag 4, 2018DET2-1W-1738E Jackson6.1J ZimmermannH
Aug 3, 2018DET1-0W-1848.5Br Anderson7B HardyH
Aug 1, 2018TOR8-3W-1368Sean Manaea6M StromanH
Jul 31, 2018TOR6-2W-1728.5T Cahill6Sam GaviglioH

Next up:
Los Angeles at Oakland Wednesday, August 8

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