Raul Alcantara (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Jered Weaver (10-11, 5.21 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (58-78) and the Los Angeles Angels (61-75) at O.C. Coliseum. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 5 and can be seen on CSCA and FSW.
This is the first time Alcantara will pitch this season. Khris Davis (.253, 70 Rs, 34 HRs, 85 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Weaver went 6.1 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out five in a 4-2 win over the Reds in his last outing. C.J. Cron (.288, 42 Rs, 15 HRs, 61 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The Athletics are 22-32 against their divisional rivals, while the Angels are 24-30 against their division.
Oakland has won 38% (20-33) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Los Angeles has won 43% (25-33) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Athletics have a 21-49 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 39-14. The Angels have a 49-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 529 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top half with 614.
Ranking 28th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.694). Los Angeles ranks in the top half with an OPS of .744.
When the Angels allow at least one home run, they are 34-61, well-matched with the Athletics who are 29-64 when allowing at least one homer.