Preview: Athletics at Giants

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GAME: Oakland Athletics (57-33) at San Francisco Giants (49-41)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 09 - 10:15 PM EST
WHERE: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
LINE: N/A TOTAL: N/A


The league-leading Oakland Athletics seek their season-high seventh straight victory when they visit the San Francisco Giants as their home-and-home interleague series continues Wednesday. Oakland swept a four-game set against visiting Toronto and began its string against San Francisco with a pair of home triumphs, outscoring the Giants 11-1. The Athletics received outstanding efforts from their pitching staff on the homestand, allowing a total of five runs during the winning streak.

Oakland improved to 11-1 in its last 12 home games and 9-1 against National League opponents this season with Tuesday's 6-1 triumph. San Francisco has dropped five straight visits to the O.co Coliseum and is 2-13 in its last 15 interleague contests. The Giants have lost 11 of their last 15 overall, scoring a total of 11 runs in the setbacks and three in their last six defeats.

TV: 10:15 p.m. ET, CSN California (Oakland), CSN Bay Area (San Francisco)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Jason Hammel (8-5, 2.98 ERA) vs. Giants RH Matt Cain (1-7, 4.27)

Hammel will be making his debut for Oakland after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The 31-year-old was traded hours after allowing two runs and five hits over six innings in a victory at Washington. Hammel, who has yielded two runs in each of his last three outings, is 0-2 with a 3.02 ERA in nine career games (eight starts) against San Francisco.

Cain is 0-4 in seven starts since posting his lone victory of the season May 15 versus Miami. The 29-year-old has gone 0-1 over his last two outings despite allowing a total of two runs in 13 1/3 innings. Cain has posted a 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the Athletics but owns a 3-5 record.

WALK-OFFS

1. Oakland has lost 12 of its last 14 games in San Francisco.

2. San Francisco RHP Jean Machi became just the second Giants player to be ejected from a game Tuesday. The first was CF Angel Pagan on April 21 at Colorado.

3. Athletics RF Josh Reddick (knee) is on pace to begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week.

PREDICTION: Athletics 4, Giants 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Oakland 57-33 W6 30-15 27-18 16-10 11-8 21-14 9-1
San Francisco 49-41 L2 25-23 24-18 11-6 9-11 23-20 6-4

Last Meeting

Oakland San Francisco
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/8/14 SF 1 OAK 6 .333 0 .843 .229 1 .613

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
OAK J. Lowrie .500 4 1.000
SF M. Morse .375 3 .750
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
OAK Y. Cespedes 0 2 1
SF T. Colvin 1 1 1
Pitching ERA Avg K
OAK 0.50 .303 19
SF 5.06 .194 10
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
OAK C. Crisp .295 74 .843
SF H. Pence .301 108 .831
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
OAK J. Donaldson 19 59 63
SF M. Morse 14 33 46
Pitching ERA Avg K
OAK 3.09 .254 694
SF 3.43 .243 672

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Oakland Overall San Francisco
57-33 W/L 49-41
49-41 RL W/L 43-47
43-43-4 O/U 45-42-3
5.00 Runs For 3.89
3.39 Runs Against 3.69
Oakland A/H San Francisco
27-18 W/L 25-23
25-20 RL W/L 18-30
21-21-3 O/U 25-23-0
5.07 Runs For 3.71
3.62 Runs Against 3.62