Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/29/14
Oakland Athletics (15-10) at Texas Rangers (15-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Scott Kazmir (L) (3-0) (1.620) vs. Martin Perez (L) (4-0) (1.421)
The Line: Texas Rangers -123 / Oakland Athletics +113 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers and the Oakland A’s face off on Tuesday in Arlington for game two of their AL West series.
After sweeping the A’s in Oakland last week the Rangers started their home series against Oakland with a loss. Alex Rios, Leonys Martin, and Robinson Chirinos each had hits as the Rangers didn’t score and had three hits total. Yu Darvish allowed six hits and four runs while striking out four over 3.1 innings ot take the loss and fall to 1-1 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Ranges start martin Perez who hasn’t allowed a run in his last three starts. For the season Perez has allowed 26 hits and six earned runs while striking out23 over 38 innings for a 4-0 record and a 1.42 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s headed into Arlington after losing two in a row in Houston but they shook them off and got the win on Monday. Josh Reddick had three hits, John Jaso had two hits, and Josh Donaldson and Coco Crisp each had hits as the A’s scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray went the distance allowing three hits and striking out six for a complete game shutout win to raise his record to 4-1 for the year. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Scott Kazmir who hasn’t lost this season. For the year Kazmir has allowed 22 hits and six earned runs while striking out 31 over 33.1 innings for a 3-0 record and a 1.62 ERA.
Texas is 9-4 in their last 13 games, 19-8 as a favorite, and 5-0 in Perez’s last five starts. Oakland is 5-1 in game two of a series, 3-5 in their last eight games, and 5-0 in Kazmir’s last five starts.
The last five games between these two has gone under the total and this one does as well.
My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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