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Oakland Athletics vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 07/10/2013

 
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The Oakland Athletics and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at PNC Park in an interleague contest.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Tom Milone in this game. Milone has a 8-7 record and a 4.10 ERA this season.

The Pirates will counter Milone with Francisco Liriano. Lefthander Liriano has a 2.20 ERA to go along with a 8-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 136-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -102 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has lost 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Oakland: 54-37 SU
Pittsburgh: 53-36 SU
OAKLAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home

NEXT UP:
Oakland home to Boston, Friday, July 12
Pittsburgh home to NY Mets, Friday, July 12