In the first of a four-game series between the Oakland Athletics (26-36) and the Texas Rangers (39-24) at O.C. Coliseum, Sean Manaea (2-4, 6.20 ERA) and Cesar Ramos (1-2, 3.58 ERA) get the start. The game starts at 10:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 13 and will air on CSCA and FSSW.
In his last start, Manaea pitched 7.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out six and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Brewers. Khris Davis (.239, 23 Rs, 14 HRs, 37 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one RBI. The Rangers were victorious the last time Ramos pitched. He went 2.0 innings, giving up one run and striking out one in a 10-4 victory over the Mariners. Ian Desmond (.306, 44 Rs, 9 HRs, 42 RBIs, 12 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two RBIs.
At time of post, there was no line out for this game, but the line should open around -110 for both sides with a total of 8.
Pick - Tex
The Rangers sit at 23-12 against their divisional rivals, while the Athletics are 9-12.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rangers have a 19-17 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 5-29. The Rangers have an 11-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 20th in home runs, Oakland has hit 65 this season. Texas ranks 14th with 72 home runs.
Oakland and Texas both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Oakland sits at 29th with 145 this season and Texas ranks 25th with 164.
The Athletics are 21-18 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rangers are 31-14 when they hit at least one homer.