Sonny Gray (13-7, 2.72 ERA) and Mike Leake (10-9, 3.81 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (64-89) and the San Francisco Giants (79-73) at Coliseum. The Athletics come into this series hoping to snap a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 25 and can be seen on CSCA, CSBy and MLBN.

Gray pitched 5.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs, striking out two and walking four in a 10-6 defeat to the Astros. Danny Valencia (.291, 51 Rs, 16 HRs, 61 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Leake went 3.0 innings, surrendering three runs and walking one in a 6-0 defeat to the Diamondbacks in his most recent start.

Oakland is a -131 favorite against San Francisco and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Athletics have an overall money line of -3,041 and a record as the favorite of 33-37. Oakland has gone winless in its last 10 as the favorite. The Athletics have seen an uptick in scoring against teams in the NL, averaging 4.9 runs per game. They average 4.2 runs per game on the season. Oakland's batters do not strike out very often, with only 6.8 per game. Oakland's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 6.9 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.4.

In games where it is the underdog, San Francisco has a 33-40 record and an overall money line of +53. San Francisco has put in a great performance against interleague opponents, coming in with a nice record SU ({}) and as the underdog (4-3). Offensively, they average 4.3 runs per game, which is good for fifth in the NL. The Giants allow 3.8 runs per game, but does better whenever an AL opponent is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average down to 2.6 against teams from the AL.

The Giants have the edge in the season series, 3-0. The Athletics have a 50-57 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Leake takes the mound. Gray (RHP) will be on the hill against the Giants, who have a 61-52 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over


In their last game, the Giants lost by a margin of one run. The Athletics are 17-32 in one-run games. The Giants have a 16-26 record in close games.

When leading after 7 innings, San Francisco is 37-23, while Oakland is 27-40.

The Giants managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Athletics who are heading in with a 15-9 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.

When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 48-21. The Giants have a 68-13 record when outhitting opponents.

Ranking 16th in runs, Oakland has earned 649 this season. San Francisco ranks 14th with 654 runs.

Oakland and San Francisco both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Oakland sits at 16th with 443 this season and San Francisco ranks 18th with 428.

The Athletics are 43-45 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 55-27 when they hit at least one homer.