Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Monday June 10, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 71 hits and 33 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 126 hits and 61 RBI. Tanner Anderson gets the ball, and he was 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA and six strikeouts last season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Rays with 65 hits and 28 RBI while Austin Meadows and Brandon Lowe have combined for 125 hits and 79 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 7-0 with a 2.30 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Morton is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 12-4 in their last 16 Monday games and 0-9 in their last 9 vs. American League East. The Rays are 14-2 in their last 16 vs. American League West, 21-5 in their last 26 Monday games and 4-1 in Morton's last 5 starts. The Athletics are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Morton's last 8 starts overall. The over is 16-5 in Athletics last 21 Monday games.
Anderson hasn't pitched since last year and has just 11.1 career MLB innings under his belt. Anderson has a 6.26 ERA this season in Triple-A Las Vegas. Morton has given up 12 hits and three runs in his last 20 innings and is allowing a .195 batting average on the season. This is such a lopsided advantage for the Rays in terms of starting pitching that there's only one way to go for a betting side.