Rich Hill (3-3, 2.53 ERA) gets the start for the Oakland Athletics (13-16) as they go up against Mike Wright (1-2, 5.18 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (16-11) in the first of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 7 and will air on MASN and CSCA.
In his last start, Wright pitched 1.0 inning, allowing zero runs in a 7-0 loss to the Yankees. The Athletics were unsuccessful against the Astros 2-1 the last time Hill pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking four. Marcus Semien (.209, 11 Rs, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 1 SB) has been doing well offensively for the Athletics, going 2 for 4 Wednesday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are unavailable for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently unavailable.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Athletics lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Orioles are 4-2. The Athletics are 5-6 in close games this season.
Oakland recorded at least two errors for the seventh time this season.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Orioles are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Athletics have a 5-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 2-13. The Orioles have a 4-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 13th in home runs, Oakland has hit 31 this season. Baltimore ranks ninth with 36 home runs.
Ranking 20th, Oakland is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.00 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.85.
Baltimore ranks at the top of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000. Oakland ranks near the bottom at 27th with an OPS of .667.
When the Athletics allow at least one home run, they are 6-13. When the Orioles allow one or more homers, they have an 11-5 record.