Athletics play the Orioles with 2-1 series lead


Baltimore Orioles (4-8, fifth in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (6-6, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Thursday, 3:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Tyler Wells (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, five strikeouts); Athletics: Paul Blackburn (0-0, 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, three strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -130, Orioles +109; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics bring a 2-1 advantage into the next game of the series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Oakland is 2-1 at home and 6-6 overall. The Athletics have the 10th-ranked team batting average in the AL at .209.

Baltimore is 3-3 at home and 4-8 overall. The Orioles have a 1-2 record in games when they record eight or more hits.

Thursday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tony Kemp has eight walks and two RBI while hitting .278 for the Athletics. Sean Murphy is 9-for-38 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

Anthony Santander has two doubles and a home run for the Orioles. Austin Hays is 9-for-34 with three doubles and an RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .216 batting average, 2.66 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Orioles: 4-6, .202 batting average, 2.33 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Stephen Vogt: day-to-day (undisclosed), Kevin Smith: 10-Day IL (ankle), Chad Pinder: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Lou Trivino: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Austin Allen: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Kirby Snead: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique), James Kaprielian: 10-Day IL (shoulder)

Orioles: Robinson Chirinos: day-to-day (face), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)


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