In the second of a two-game series between the San Francisco Giants (49-29) and the Oakland Athletics (33-43) at AT&T Park, Albert Suarez (3-1, 3.68 ERA) and Kendall Graveman (3-6, 4.68 ERA) get the ball. The Athletics won the last game 8-3, and Oakland leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 28 and will air on CSBA and CSCA.
In his last start, Suarez pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking two in a 5-3 victory over the Pirates. The Athletics were victorious over the Angels 5-4 the last time Graveman pitched. He went 6.2 innings, giving up two runs and striking out one. Danny Valencia (.335, 36 Rs, 11 HRs, 30 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Athletics, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The Giants are a -155 favorite with a total of 8 for this interleague battle of the Bay Area.
Pick - SF
When leading after seven innings, San Francisco is 16-9, while Oakland is 11-21.
The Athletics are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Giants have a record of 28-11 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 24-6. The Giants have a 35-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd, Oakland sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 309 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 with 359.
Ranking 24th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.707). San Francisco ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .734.
When the Athletics allow at least one home run, they are 14-36. When the Giants allow one or more homers, they have a 22-22 record.