Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/24/14
Los Angeles Angels (76-52) at Oakland Athletics (76-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Jered Weaver (R) (13-7) (3.704) vs. Scott Kazmir (L) (14-5) (2.729)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -145 / Los Angeles Angels +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels conclude their road series with the Oakland Athletics on Sunday Night Baseball.
The Los Angeles Angels had a golden opportunity to exten their lead in the AL West with a series opening victory at Oakland but instead their arms and bats went cold in a 5-3 defeat. Things didn't improve Saturday in a 2-1 loss at Oakland that has the division all tied up. CJ Wilson was outstanding with a run scored over 6.1 frames before Joe Smith lost it with a run plated in the 8th. The LAA offense was limited to six hits with Erick Aybar 1driving in Howie Kendrick with the only run. The Angels send Jered Weaver to the hill in the final game of the series with the Oakland Athletics. Weaver had control issues last time out in a 4-3 win (ND) at Boston with all three runs scored on seven hits and four BB in five frames.
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The Oakland Athletics had been mired in a two week slide where the offense and pitching have been non factors but the A's have scored 16 runs in three games heading in to Saturday. Although he didn't get the win, Jon Lester continued to be a great trade for the Athletics with a run allowed on five hits through seven frames. The offense managed six hits with Sam Fuld recording an RBI with Coco Crisp and Jonny Gomes scoring. Left hander Scott Kazmir looks to pitch his team past the division rival Angels on Sunday. Kazmir has assumed the top spot in the rotation with his 14-5 record and 2.73 ERA over 25 outings.
The Athletics haven't been playing well and then beat first place Los Angeles twice to tie for the division lead. Can they make it three in a row?