Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/27/14
Oakland Athletics (64-39) at Texas Rangers (41-63)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Scott Kazmir (L) (11-3) (2.317) vs. Miles Mikolas (R) (1-2) (7.479)
The Line: Texas Rangers +184 / Oakland Athletics -194 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers and the Oakland A’s face off on Sunday in Arlington as they close out their series.
The Texas Rangers had a slim early lead on Saturday but they couldn’t make it hold up as the fell to the A’s. Jim Adduci had two hits and Alex Rios, Elvis Andrus, and Shin-Soo Choo each had hits as The Rangers scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Nick Tepesch allowed four hits and three runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-7 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Rangers start Miles Mikolas who is coming off of his first win. For the season Mikolas has allowed 28 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out 15 over 21.2 innings for a 1-2 record and a 7.48 ERA.
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After losing on Friday the Oakland A’s got back to winning beating the Rangers. John Jaso, Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson, and Josh Reddick each hit home runs as the Athletics scored five runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed seven hits and a run while striking out five over 6.2 innings to get the win to go to 12-3 for the season. For Sunday’s game the A’s start Scott Kazmir who is having the best season of his career. For the season Kazmir has allowed 95 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 114 over 124.1 innings for an 11-3 record and a 2.32 ERA.
Texas is 15-38 in their last 53 games, 8-23 in their last 31 home games, and 0-12 in game three of a series. Oakland is 3-7 in their last 10 road games, 43-16 as a favorite, and 15-5 in Kazmir’s last 20 starts. Oakland has won seven of their last eight games in Texas.
Oakland is a big favorite here as they should be and they win easily in this spot.
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