Andrew Triggs (1-1, 4.39 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics (57-76) go up against David Price (13-8, 3.97 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (74-59) in the first of a three-game series at O.C. Coliseum. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 2 and will air on CSCA and NESN.
In his most recent outing, Triggs pitched 6.0 innings, allowing three runs and striking out eight in a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals. Khris Davis (.256, 70 Rs, 34 HRs, 85 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 Wednesday. The Red Sox were also victorious the last time Price pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven and walking two in an 8-3 victory over the Royals. Mookie Betts (.320, 102 Rs, 30 HRs, 96 RBIs, 21 SBs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday with one run.
Oakland has won 38% (20-32) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Boston has won 57% (36-27) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Red Sox 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 an 11-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 39-14. The Red Sox have a 64-16 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Boston has earned 722 this season. Oakland ranks 27th with 524 runs.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Boston has an OPS of .820 this season. Oakland ranks 27th with an OPS of .700.
The Red Sox are 44-48 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Athletics are 29-62 when they allow at least one homer.