Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (45-54) at Texas Rangers (57-42)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Daniel Mengden (1-5) (5.52) vs. K Lohse (0-2) (12.54)
The Line: Texas Rangers -145 / Oakland Athletics +135 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers look to extend their lead in the West with a win versus the visiting Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have shown the ability to beat some good teams but they haven’t been able to win consistently. The Athletics ran their win streak to three games following Sunday’s 3-2 victory versus visiting Tampa Bay on Sunday. A’s starter Jesse Hahn allowed a run over 7.2 frames with Ryan Dull giving up a run to record a blown save. Oakland produced ten hits and walked twice with Billy Butler going 2-3 with a homer and two RBI’s while Khris Davis drove in a run. Rookie Daniel Mengden gets the ball to open the series on the mound at the Rangers on Monday. In eight career starts Mengden has gone 1-6 with a 1.55 WHIP and 5.52 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers looked like they were going to run away with the American League West but have been faltering and that has left the door open for Houston. The Rangers had dropped eight of ten before their pitching dominate Kansas City 2-1 Sunday afternoon. Texas starter ended a string of poor efforts with the lone run scoring on a solo jack through five frames before four relievers put up zeros. The Rangers pounded out eleven hits and walked three times with Delino DeShields Jr. going deep while Mitch Moreland drove in Adrian Beltre. The Rangers are hoping Martn Perez can right the ship when he gets the ball against Oakland for the second time. In his last three times out, Perez has gone 0-3 with a 2.04 WHIP and 19.91 ERA.
Oakland are 2-6 in Mengden’s last 8 starts and are 2-6 in Mengden’s last 8 starts on grass. The over is 7-1 in the Rangers last 8 versus American League West and Texas are 2-8 in their last 10 overall while going 2-8 in their last 10 games on grass. Oakland are 16-6 in the last 22 meetings in Texas and the over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings in Texas. The numbers say over but these teams can total 20 hits and score three runs…