Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 11, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays meet Tuesday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Oakland Athletics look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 73 hits and 33 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 127 hits and 62 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 4.76 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won their last six games when scoring more than one run. Avisail Garcia leads the Rays with 66 hits and 28 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows have combined for 126 hits and 81 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.
The Athletics are 10-3 in their last 13 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Fiers' last 7 road starts. The Rays are 14-2 in their last 16 vs. American League West, 7-2 in their last 9 Tuesday games and 35-17 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series. The Athletics are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 15-4-4 in Rays last 23 home games. The over is 7-3 in Fiers' last 10 starts overall.
Fiers hasn't been good on the road this season to say the least, as he has an ERA of 6.06 and an allowed batting average of .277. Fiers also has an ERA of nearly five on the season and that's with a complete game no-hitter, so he's simply not pitching to the level the A's expect up to this point. The Tampa Bay Rays continue to announce a starting pitcher late, but they find ways to win and it seems like whoever takes the mound ends up dealing. I'm not going to be the guy who steps in front of these Rays who quietly keep stringing wins together.