Rangers vs. Athletics - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (45-55) at Texas Rangers (58-42)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
S Gray (4-9) (5.49) vs. K Lohse (0-2) (12.54)
The Line: Texas Rangers / Oakland Athletics --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics offense has heated up in the second half, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Khris Davis leads Oakland with 87 hits, Jed Lowrie has 25 RBI and Danny Valencia has 13 home runs. Sonny Gray gets the nod, and he’s 4-9 with a 5.49 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Gray is 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to build on their current three-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 122 hits, Rougned Odor has 51 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 16 home runs. Kyle Lohse takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 12.54 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Lohse is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass and 2-8 in Grays last 10 starts. The Rangers are 15-5 in their last 20 Tuesday games and 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass. The Athletics are 5-0 in Grays last 5 road starts vs. Rangers.
The Rangers offense has heated up the last couple of games and playing at home should help keep those bats hot. Also, Gray hasn't been good this season and has lost four straight on the road. Give me the Rangers for their fourth straight win.