Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (22-38) meet Sonny Gray (3-5, 5.77 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics (25-34) in the first of a three-game interleague series at the Great American Ball Park. The Athletics go into this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 10 and will air on CSCA and FSOH.
This is the first start of the season for DeSclafani. He pitched 184.2 innings last season, finishing 9-13 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 151 strikeoutsAdam Duvall (.268, 31 Rs, 17 HRs, 40 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. The Athletics were unsuccessful against the Astros 5-2 the last time Gray pitched. He went 5.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out five and walking one. Danny Valencia (.343, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday with one run.
The Athletics are a -120 favorite with a total of 9 in DeSclafani's return from an oblique injury.
Pick - Cin
When leading after seven innings, Cincinnati is 11-19, while Oakland is 9-16.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Reds have a 9-26 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 17-6. The Athletics have an 18-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th, Oakland sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 231 this season. Cincinnati ranks in the top half at 13th with 266.
Ranking 26th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.691). Cincinnati ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .722.
The Athletics are 9-28 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Reds are 16-30 when they allow at least one homer.