Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics
|Date & Time||Saturday July 13, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Oakland Athletics -- Over/Under:
The Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The White Sox have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with 97 hits and 48 RBI while Jose Abreu and Leury Garcia have combined for 190 hits and 91 RBI. Dylan Covey gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 4.58 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Covey’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 17 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 102 hits and 48 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 177 hits and 100 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 16-36 in their last 52 Saturday games, 4-11 in their last 15 vs. American League West and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 home games, 7-2 in their last 9 overall and 0-7 in Bassitts last 7 Saturday starts. The White Sox are 22-45 in the last 67 meetings in Oakland and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Bassitts last 5 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in White Sox last 7 vs. American League West.
Covey has a 6.43 ERA on the road this season through 21 innings and hasn't pitched in over a month due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Bassitt has been hit or miss all season long, but he'll be fine as long as limits the walks and keeps the ball in the park, as he's allowing just a .221 batting average on the season. The Oakland Athletics are also one of the hotter teams in baseball and that offense is often deadly at hom. This is a tough spot for Covey to make his return to the starting rotation.