San Diego Padres (24-17) at Oakland Athletics (23-13)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)
Garrett Richards (1-2) (4.63) vs. Mike Fiers (4-1) (4.86)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -117 / San Diego Padres +107 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning 13 of their last 18 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Padres have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 50 hits and 37 RBI while Manny Machado and Trent Grisham have combined for 90 hits and 52 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Richards is 2-4 with a 4.33 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Athletics have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 33 hits and 25 RBI while Marcus Semien and Mark Canha have combined for 63 hits and 33 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.86 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Fiers’ second career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss, 11-4 in their last 15 interleague games and 13-5 in their last 18 overall. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 Sunday games, 14-5 in their last 19 games following a win and 20-9 in their last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 interleague games. The Padres are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
Garrett Richards has allowed 14 runs and 26 hits in his last 24.1 innings, while Mike Fiers has allowed 16 earned runs and 35 hits in his last 33 innings. Fiers still isn't pitching to his ability, but he's been terrific pitching in Oakland since coming over a couple years ago. It was also only a matter of time before the Athletics offense woke up, and we're starting to see signs of that. The San Diego Padres have been great and this is a rare spot you're going to find them in the underdog role, but the A's are a team I was high on before the season and not a club I bet against often.