Los Angeles Angels (48-63, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (41-70, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3:37pm EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: TBD; Athletics: Paul Blackburn (7-6, 4.28 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)
LINE: Angels -177, Athletics +150; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics are looking to end their four-game home skid with a victory against the Los Angeles Angels.
Oakland is 41-70 overall and 17-38 at home. The Athletics have gone 9-18 in games decided by one run.
Los Angeles has a 24-31 record on the road and a 48-63 record overall. The Angels have hit 125 total home runs to rank sixth in the AL.
Wednesday’s game is the 13th meeting between these teams this season. The Angels hold an 8-4 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has 26 doubles, a triple and 13 home runs for the Athletics. Seth Brown is 10-for-28 with a double and five home runs over the past 10 games.
Shohei Ohtani has 25 home runs, 54 walks and 66 RBI while hitting .256 for the Angels. Luis Rengifo is 10-for-42 with three doubles, a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, .218 batting average, 3.93 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Angels: 5-5, .230 batting average, 2.73 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Angels: Mickey Moniak: 10-Day IL (finger), Michael Lorenzen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Duffy: 60-Day IL (back), Mike Trout: 10-Day IL (back), Archie Bradley: 60 -Day IL (elbow), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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