Oakland Athletics (79-67, second in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-74, fourth in AL West)
Anaheim, California; Friday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABILITIES: Athletics: Cole Irvin (9-13, 4.04 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 109 strikeouts) Angels: TBD
LINE: angel -120, athletics +100; over / under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles and Oakland play on Friday.
The Angels are 38-34 at home games in 2020. Los Angeles has hit 178 home runs as a team this season. Shohei Ohtani leads the club at 44, an average of one in every 11.1 at-bats.
The Athletics are away with 39:33. Oakland slug .409 as a unit. Matt Olson leads the team with a slugging percentage of 0.546.
Athletics won the last meeting 8: 3. Daulton Jefferies took his first win and Yan Gomes went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs for Oakland. Reid Detmers suffered his first loss for Los Angeles.
TOP PERFORMER: Ohtani leads the Angels with 44 home runs and has 94 RBI.
Olson leads athletics with 35 homers and is .546 slug.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Angels: 4-6, .213 batting average, 4.61 ERA, exceeded by 11 runs
Athletics: 5-5, 0.267 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outperforming opponents by one run
INJURIES: Angels: Austin Warren: (health logs), Patrick Sandoval: (spine), Jose Marte: (unknown), Reid Detmers: (health logs), Dylan Bundy: (shoulder), Luke Bard: (hip), Justin Upton: (Lumbar vertebrae), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Jo Adell: (back), Anthony Rendon: (hip), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow).
Athletics: Trevor Rosenthal: (chest), Mike Fiers: (right elbow), Chris Bassitt: (face), Stephen Piscotty: (wrist), Matt Chapman: (shin), Mitch Moreland: (wrist).
The Associated Press created this story with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.
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