Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/17/14
Texas Rangers (35-35) at Oakland Athletics (43-27)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Yu Darvish (R) (7-2) (2.109) vs. Tom Milone (L) (4-3) (3.467)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +110 / Texas Rangers -120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Southwest
The Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game two of their series.
The Oakland Athletics jumped out to an early lead on Monday but it was short lived as they were pounded by the Rangers. Alberto Jose Callespo had four hits, Coco Crisp had three hits, and Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss each hit home runs as they scored eight runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz allowed eight hits and eight runs while striking out four over 3.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-4 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Tommy Milone who has won his last four decisions. For the season Milone has allowed 70 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 46 over 72.2 innings for a 4-3 record and a 3.47 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers got back to .500 for the season on Monday as they pounded the A’s in Oakland. Donnie Murphy hit two home runs, Robinson Chirinos had three hits including a home run, and Michael Choice hit a home run as the Rangers scored 14 runs on 16 hits. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis allowed 10 hits and five runs while striking out two over 5.1 innings bit that was good enough for the win as he moves to 5-4 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Rangers start Yu Darvish who has won his last four starts. For the season Darvish has allowed 69 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 101 over 85.1 innings for a 7-2 record and a 2.11 ERA.
Oakland is 13-6 in their last 19 home games, 23-11 in game two of a series, and 7-3 in Milone’s last 10 home starts. Texas is 5-1 in their last six road games, 46-22 against the AL West, and 6-0 in Darvish’s last six road starts. Texas has won five in a row in Oakland.
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