Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (65-92) at Los Angeles Angels (83-74)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
S Gray (14-7) (2.73) vs. G Richards (15-11) (3.73)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -230 / Oakland Athletics +212 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A’s face off on Wednesday for game three of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Los Angeles Angels moved into the final Wildcard spot in the AL as they beat the A’s on Tuesday. Albert Pujols had three hits and Erick Aybar and David Freese each had two hits as the Angels scored eight runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Nicholas Tropeano allowed three hits and a run while striking out 11 over 6.2 innings to get a win to raise his record to 3-2 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 173 hits and 81 earned runs while striking out 163 over 195.1 innings for a 15-11 record and a 3.73 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s were never in the game on Tuesday as they were battered by the Angels. Max Muncy hit a home run and Marcus Semien and Josh Reddick each had hits as the A’s scored one run on six hits. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed eight hits and six runs while striking out four over 3.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-8 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Barry Zito who has allowed eight hits and six runs over 3.0 innings.
Los Angeles is 8-0 in their last eight games, 6-0 in their last six home games, and 19-7 in Richards’ last 26 home starts. Oakland is 8-23 in their last 31 road games, 0-8 in game three of a series, and 20-7 in Zito’s last 27 road starts. Oakland has lost their last five games against the Angels.
This one looks easy as the Angels ROLL.