Jesse Hahn (0-1, 4.50 ERA) and Felix Hernandez (1-0, 1.29 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (3-3) and the Seattle Mariners (2-3) at O.C. Coliseum. The Mariners won the last game 5-4 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 12 and can be seen on ROOT-NW and CSN-CA.
Hahn pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs and striking out three in a 3-1 defeat to the Rangers. Mark Canha (.400 ) went 1 for 6 yesterday with one run. Against the Athletics, Hernandez is 19-7 with a 2.58 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 233 strikeouts. Nelson Cruz (.200 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
Seattle takes on Oakland as a -144 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at six runs. Within its division, Oakland has a record of 3-2 SU. The Athletics have no trouble scoring as they rank third in the AL in home offense with 6.4 runs per game. The Athletics are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits with an impressive 10.4 per game. Oakland is one of the best in the AL in terms of walks at home, earning an average of 3.4 per game. Opposing batters know they're in for a battle when they play Oakland. The Athletics are one of the top teams when it comes to pitching, allowing just 2.6 runs per game. The Athletics are the third-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 0.84 so far this season.
In games where it is the favorite, Seattle has a 1-2 record and an overall money line of -243. They have played poorly as the favorite with a 1-2 record against AL West rivals, and a 1-3 record SU.
Predictions: SU Winner - OAK, O/U - Over
The Athletics are an even 3-3 against the division, while the Mariners sit at 2-3.
Oakland has won 50% (2-2) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Seattle has won all of its games (1-0) when taking a late lead.
The Oakland batters brought in a solid 12 hits last game. Seattle has a record of 1-1 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 0-2. The Mariners have a 1-3 record when opponents outhit them.
Oakland ranks in the bottom half of the league at 16th when it comes to home runs, hitting three this season. Seattle ranks in the top 10 at eighth with five.
Ranking 10th, Seattle is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 6.00 per game. Oakland ranks in the top five at third with 10.40.
Ranking 22nd, Seattle is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.586). Oakland ranks in the top five at fifth with an OPS of .792.
When the Mariners allow at least one home run, they are 1-3. When the Athletics allow one or more homers, they have a 0-2 record.