Orioles Look to Hinder A’s Postseason Plans
The Oakland Athletics visit the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. They are looking to put pressure on the Houston Astros in the American League West. The A’s have won their last four and they’re just 2.5 games behind the Astros.
Tuesday, September 11 at 7:05 PM ET
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Wind: 4mph and Blowing Out
Odds: Oakland is -165-moneyline favorites. The Total is at 9 Under -113.
Fiers wins fourth straight decision with Oakland
Mike Fiers (11-6, 3.36 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) allowed two earned runs on three hits (one home run) in his last outing. He also had three walks with five strikeouts over six innings in an 8-2 win against the Yankees last Wednesday.
Fiers improved to 4-0 with a 2.94 ERA and an 0.95 WHIP in six starts with the Athletics. Fiers has recorded 35 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings with the A’s.
The Athletics have scored 699 runs. That is 5th in the majors. They are putting up 4.85 runs per game (5th), hitting .251 (13th) with 199 home runs (3rd).
Oakland ranks 10th with a 3.79 ERA, 7th with a 1.22 WHIP and 26th with 1104 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 3rd with a 3.26 ERA.
Khris Davis leads the Athletics with 41 home runs and 108 RBI. Matt Olson has 25 home runs and 69 RBI. Stephen Piscotty has 23 home runs and 74 RBI.
Cobb beats the Mariners
Alex Cobb (5-15, 4.97 ERA, 1.42 WHIP) gave up one earned run on four hits (one home run) in his last start. He also had three walks with two strikeouts over six innings in a 5-3 win against the Mariners last Tuesday. He’s 0-7 with a 5.10 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 10 home starts.
The Orioles have scored 554 runs (28th in the majors). They are putting up 3.87 runs per game (26th), hitting .240 (26th) with 172 home runs (13th).
Baltimore ranks 30th with a 5.24 ERA, 30th with a 1.52 WHIP and 28th with 1049 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 27th with a 4.91 ERA.
Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 21 home runs and is second on the team with 51 RBI. Mark Trumbo has 17 home runs and 44 RBI and Chris Davis has 16 home runs and 49 RBI.
The Oakland Athletics are:
23-8 in their last 31 when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game
23-9 in their last 32 after scoring five runs or more in their previous game
53-21 in their last 74 overall
21-10 in their last 31 road games
35-17 in their last 52 games following a win
The Baltimore Orioles are:
24-68 in their last 92 overall
17-50 in their last 67 games following a loss
19-56 in their last 75 when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game
5-21 in their last 26 games against American League West opponents
10-43 in their last 53 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
The Athletics are 4-1 in the last five meetings. They’re the better team while the Orioles have nothing to play for. Mike Fiers has been almost unhittable joining the A’s. Alex Cobb is pitching well lately, he’s really struggled at home.
MLB Pick: Athletics -1.5 (-130) at Jazz Sportsbook
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