Athletics bring road losing streak into matchup against the Angels
Wed, Aug 3, 2022
MLB News (AP)
Oakland Athletics (39-66, fifth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (44-59, fourth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Wednesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: James Kaprielian (2-5, 4.50 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Angels: Shohei Ohtani (9-6, 2.81 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 145 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -240, Athletics +200; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics hit the road against the Los Angeles Angels looking to break a three-game road losing streak.
Los Angeles has a 24-30 record at home and a 44-59 record overall. The Angels are 14-41 in games when they have given up a home run.
Oakland has a 39-66 record overall and a 22-32 record in road games. The Athletics have gone 8-17 in games decided by one run.
Wednesday's game is the ninth time these teams meet this season. The Angels are ahead 6-2 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ohtani has 17 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 62 RBI for the Angels. Taylor Ward is 7-for-34 with a home run and an RBI over the past 10 games.
Seth Brown has 18 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 44 RBI for the Athletics. Stephen Piscotty is 8-for-30 with two doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 5-5, .229 batting average, 3.27 ERA, even run differential
Athletics: 6-4, .247 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Angels: Matt Duffy: 60-Day IL (back), Mike Trout: 10-Day IL (back), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)
Athletics: Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.