Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 6/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (31-28) at Oakland Athletics (24-37)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-0) (0.00) vs. S Kazmir (2-4) (3.14)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -159 / Texas Rangers +149 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers face off on Thursday at O.co Coliseum as they close out their MLB series on AL West teams.
The Oakland A’s rallied late on Wednesday to get the win and beat the Rangers. Josh Reddick, Billy Burns, and Ben Zobrist each had two hits as the A’s scored five runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn allowed seven hits and four runs lasting just 3.2 innings to not factor in the decision as Tyler Clippard got the win. For Thursday’s game the A’s start Scot Kazmir who has allowed 56 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 61 over 63 innings for a 2-4 record and a 3.14 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers appeared to be on their way to a win on Wednesday but they let it slip away falling in Oakland. Mitch Moreland, Joey Gallo, and Leonys Martin each had two hits as the Rangers scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo allowed five hits and two runs while striking out 10 over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Keone Kala to the loss and fell to 4-3 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Rangers start Chi Chi Gonzalez who has allowed five hits and struck out four over 14.2 innings for a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA.
Oakland is 7-16 in their last 23 home games, 9-26 in game three of a series, and 0-4 in Kazmir’s last four starts as a favorite. Texas is 4-1 against the AL West, 16-6 in their last 22 road games, and 6-2 in Thursday games. Oakland is 5-1 in Kazmir’s last six games against the Rangers.
I am not expecting s ton of scoring so my free pick in this one is going to be the under which is set at 7.5.