Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 9/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (82-69) at Oakland Athletics (64-88)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Y Gallardo (12-11) (3.41) vs. S Gray (13-7) (2.72)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +138 / Texas Rangers -148 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers face off on Thursday in Oakland as they close out their series of American League West teams.
The Oakland A’s scored first on Wednesday but it wasn’t nearly enough as they lost to the Rangers. Josh Reddick and Eric Sogard hit home runs and Billy Burns had a hit as the A’s scored three runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront allowed eight hits and seven earned runs while striking out four over 4.2 innings to take the loss to fall to 3-3 for the season. For game one against the Rangers the A’s start Chris Bassitt who has allowed 59 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 54 over 73.1 innings for a 1-6 record and a 2.82 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers continue to close in the American League West title as they beat the Athletics on Wednesday. Adrian Beltre, Rougned Odor, and Wlvis Andrus each hit home runs as the Rangers scored 10 runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 6.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 17-8 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Rangers start Cole Hamels who has allowed 63 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 60 over 62.2 innings for a 401 record and a 3.73 ERA.
The total is set at 8 and I have this one staying under that number with the pitchers ruling the day so the under is my free pick.