Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 9/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (61-80) at Oakland Athletics (85-57)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Ariel Jurado (2-4) (6.00) vs. T Cahill (6-3) (3.60)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -210 / Texas Rangers +190 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
Sunday MLB action gives us the Texas Rangers visiting the Oakland Athletics.
The Texas Rangers could not contain the Oakland bats on Saturday in an 8-6 loss. Texas starter Yohander Mendez gave up a pair of runs over four frames before Martin Perez and Chris Martin combined to allow five runs.
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The Rangers logged nine hits and a walk with Jurrickson Profar going deep while Adrian Beltre homered twice and drove in three followed by Nomar Mazara with two RBI’s and a run.
The Rangers send Jeffrey Springs to the hill for his second career start. Springs did not receive a decision in a 3-1 defeat versus the Angels with two scoreless innings.
The Oakland Athletics turned to their offense to outscore Texas on Saturday. Oakland starter Edwin Jackson was charged with four runs over three frames with Fernando Rodney giving up two more.
The Athletics banged out nine hits and walked six times with Matt Olson and Chad Pinder launching solo bombs while Khris Davis clubbed a two run homer. The A’s saw Matt Chapman drive in a run and score followed by Jed Lowrie with a pair of RBI’s and a run.
Trevor Cahill gets Sunday’s starting assignment versus the Rangers. Cahill comes off of a 6-3 win at the Yankees with three runs scoring over five innings.
Texas are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and are 3-8 in their last 11 overall and are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass. Oakland are 26-9 in their last 35 Sunday games and are 26-9 in their last 35 home games and are 51-21 in their last 72 overall. Texas are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Oakland.
I don’t know what to expect from Springs so something on Oakland to keep me interested…