Zach Davies (3-3, 4.53 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (26-31) meet Sean Manaea (2-3, 6.16 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics (25-32) in the first of a two-game interleague series at Miller Park. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and will air on CSCA and FSWI.
In his most recent outing, Davies pitched 8.0 innings, giving up zero runs and striking out nine in a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals. Ryan Braun (.337, 23 Rs, 9 HRs, 33 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 5 Sunday. The Athletics were victorious over the Twins 5-1 the last time Manaea pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out eight and walking three. Danny Valencia (.343, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Sunday with one run.
The Brewers are a -130 favorite and the total is 8.5, with juice to the over.
Pick - Mil
For the 11th time this season, the Athletics registered at least two errors in a game.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Brewers are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Athletics have a 9-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-26. The Athletics have a 5-27 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee and Oakland both rank in the bottom half of the league in home runs. Milwaukee sits at 16th with 61 home runs this season and Oakland ranks 18th with 60.
Ranking 29th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 133 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 232.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 19-14, well-matched with the Athletics who are 20-16 when hitting one or more homers.