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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 7/12/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
OAKLAND  CAHILL )
 
HOUSTON  MORTON )
+1.5  -115

-1.5  -105
+190

-210

8un
 
6
Final
4

OAKLAND (52 - 41) at HOUSTON (62 - 33)
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Thursday, 7/12/2018 2:10 PM
TREVOR CAHILL (R) vs. CHARLIE MORTON (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
959OAKLAND+205Ov 8.5,-110+180Ov 8,-105
960HOUSTON-225Un 8.5,-110-190Un 8,-115
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
OAKLAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games52-41+15.445-424.60.2460.3100.4140.7244.40.2440.3010.3960.697
Road Games28-20+13.926-185.50.2630.3230.4560.7794.60.2460.3090.4080.717
vs Right-handed Starters38-25+16.631-294.80.2450.3120.4090.7214.30.2370.2970.3810.678
Past 7 Games5-2+6.63-35.00.2630.3260.4390.7653.40.2180.2780.2880.566
Grass Games48-41+11.343-414.60.2440.3070.4100.7174.50.2460.3020.4010.703
Day Games24-14+10.516-184.60.2410.3080.3990.7074.20.2310.2850.3720.657
Division14-26-11.421-173.70.2290.2910.3820.6735.40.2660.3260.4380.764
OAKLAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.60.2460.310933200788158121180.4144152958011761588607254
Road Games5.50.2630.323481712451798780.4562561524141032146342832
Righty Starters4.80.2450.3126321725331057790.4092882105381341558365342
OAKLAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.511.267336.31431313004212632322-827779.4%
Road Games3.841.2441768475152276717711-615575%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games62-33+4.342-485.10.2610.3310.4190.7503.10.2100.2690.3370.606
Home Games30-19-821-274.40.2470.3220.3910.7133.30.2080.2620.3520.614
vs Right-handed Starters41-19+9.727-295.30.2630.3290.4280.7573.20.2050.2680.3220.591
Past 7 Games5-2+0.84-35.40.2650.3450.3950.7404.10.2120.2680.3640.632
Grass Games61-30+8.142-455.20.2650.3360.4250.7613.20.2090.2680.3390.607
Day Games21-8+8.316-116.10.2650.3270.4530.7793.50.2190.2720.3400.612
Division28-12+5.418-205.10.2640.3300.4350.7653.10.2070.2590.3440.603
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2610.33195323884615791120.41946433973448647108376342
Home Games4.40.2470.322491594394643530.3912091773732933647202924
Righty Starters5.30.2630.3296020485391055740.4283052024522839963274122
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.801.0492678683212266832017-13231167.6%
Home Games3.441.154138.75553127183316511-911761.1%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
OAKLAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/28/2018MANAEA(L)@ DETROITFULMER(R)4-2W-1159 ovU1050541
6/29/2018BLACKBURN(R)CLEVELANDBAUER(R)3-1W+1608 ovU860661
6/30/2018JACKSON(R)CLEVELANDPLUTKO(R)7-2W+1109.5 ovU830331
7/1/2018MONTAS(R)CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)3-15L+1408.5 ovO9612090
7/3/2018BASSITT(R)SAN DIEGORICHARD(L)6-2W-1258 ovP820990
7/4/2018MANAEA(L)SAN DIEGOPERDOMO(R)4-2W-1608.5 ovU670770
7/6/2018BLACKBURN(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)4-10L1658.5 ovO11611020
7/7/2018JACKSON(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)6-3W2209 ovP1271991
7/8/2018ANDERSON(L)@ CLEVELANDBIEBER(R)6-0W1609.5 unU1291590
7/9/2018MONTAS(R)@ HOUSTONCOLE(R)2-0W1958 unU680550
7/10/2018MANAEA(L)@ HOUSTONVERLANDER(R)5-6L1907.5 ovO105110100
7/11/2018BASSITT(R)@ HOUSTONMCCULLERS JR.(R)8-3W1908 ovO10110752
7/12/2018CAHILL(R)@ HOUSTONMORTON(R) 
7/13/2018JACKSON(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOSAMARDZIJA(R) 
7/14/2018ANDERSON(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L) 
7/15/2018MANAEA(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOSUAREZ(L) 

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/28/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)1-0W-1507.5 evU891670
6/29/2018COLE(R)@ TAMPA BAYFONT(R)2-3L-1757 evU332580
6/30/2018VERLANDER(R)@ TAMPA BAYSTANEK(R)2-5L-1657 unP5501071
7/1/2018MORTON(R)@ TAMPA BAYSNELL(L)2-3L-1457 unU550871
7/3/2018KEUCHEL(L)@ TEXASBIBENS-DIRKX(R)5-3W-17010.5 ovU970780
7/4/2018COLE(R)@ TEXASMINOR(L)5-4W-1709.5 unU9911192
7/5/2018VERLANDER(R)CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)4-3W-3307.5 unU8110620
7/6/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)11-4W-2708 unO1390521
7/7/2018MORTON(R)CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R)12-6W-3508 ovO1791740
7/8/2018KEUCHEL(L)CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)2-1W-3409 evU341680
7/9/2018COLE(R)OAKLANDMONTAS(R)0-2L-2158 unU550680
7/10/2018VERLANDER(R)OAKLANDMANAEA(L)6-5W-2107.5 ovO101001051
7/11/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)OAKLANDBASSITT(R)3-8L-2108 ovO75210110
7/12/2018MORTON(R)OAKLANDCAHILL(R) 
7/13/2018KEUCHEL(L)DETROITFIERS(R) 
7/14/2018COLE(R)DETROITFULMER(R) 
7/15/2018VERLANDER(R)DETROITLIRIANO(L) 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
OAKLAND: 2017: 75-87, fifth place.
MANAGER: Bob Melvin (eighth season).
ADDITIONS: OF Stephen Piscotty, C Jonathan Lucroy, OF Dustin Fowler, RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Emilio Pagan, RHP Yusmeiro Petit, LHP Ryan Buchter.
SUBTRACTIONS: INF Ryon Healy, RHP Jesse Hahn, OF Jaycob Brugman.
OUTLOOK: The A's have followed up three straight playoff appearances with last-place finishes the past three seasons. There are signs of a potential turnaround but rebuilding will still take some time, especially in a division with the defending World Series champions and other possible contenders. The bullpen should be improved with the additions of Pagan, Petit and Buchter. The strength of the team is power. Davis leads the way with 85 homers the past two seasons, ranking second in the majors during that span to Giancarlo Stanton's 86. Olson made a big splash with 24 homers in 189 at-bats, a rate topped over a whole season only twice ' when Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds each set the single-season home run record. The A's added depth to the lineup this spring by signing Lucroy. One of the most intriguing players will be Fowler, who played one inning in the majors for the Yankees before blowing out his knee and then getting traded to Oakland for pitcher Sonny Gray. Fowler adds needed athleticism and defense in the outfield as the A's look to build a foundation for the future.
HOUSTON: 2017: 101-61, first place, won World Series.
MANAGER: A.J. Hinch (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Joe Smith, RHP Hector Rondon.
SUBTRACTIONS: DH Carlos Beltran, RHP Luke Gregerson, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mike Fiers, RHP Michael Feliz, INF Colin Moran.
OUTLOOK: With almost everyone back from last year's championship team, the Astros fully expect to contend for another title. They have a right to be confident with Altuve leading a potent lineup that includes Springer, the World Series MVP, and Correa, a young All-Star shortstop coming off his best season. Their rotation is one of the best in baseball, with Cy Young Award winners Keuchel and Verlander leading the group and new acquisition Cole and young star McCullers following that 1-2 punch. Barring debilitating injuries, the Astros should win the AL West and have an excellent chance to repeat as World Series champs.
PREVIEW
Astros. sans Giles, host Athletics
 

HOUSTON -- The Astros on Wednesday demoted deposed closer Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno following yet another blowup, both on the mound and off of it, in the ninth inning Tuesday.

Giles surrendered three runs on three hits without recording an out against the Oakland Athletics, and he appeared to utter an expletive directed at Astros manager A.J. Hinch when he arrived at the mound to lift Giles from the game. Giles continued to blow off steam in the dugout.

Oakland subsequently erased a four-run deficit in the ninth before falling 6-5 in 11 innings.

Giles (0-2, 4.99 ERA) is 12-for-12 in save opportunities, but his performances have been wildly erratic. Hinch downplayed Giles' emotional outburst following the game and Wednesday, instead opting to focus on rehabilitating Giles the pitcher and the recall of left-hander Cionel Perez, ranked by MLB.com as the organization's sixth-best overall prospect.

Perez allowed one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings in his major league debut in the Astros' 8-3 loss Wednesday.

"We're excited about Perez," Hinch said. "He's up here because of the stuff that he has and the moxie that he has and the upside that he has to help us. He went four innings and punched out eight (for Double-A Corpus Christi) the other day so he's got swing-and-miss type stuff. He's got a bright future ahead of himself. We want to see if he can fit into our pen in a little bit of length, a little bit of lefty matchup. The breaking ball really does get righties out. Once we get his feet wet we'll know exactly what he have."

Right-hander Charlie Morton (11-2, 2.83 ERA) will start the series finale for the Astros (62-33). With a win, Morton would become the first Houston pitcher to reach 12 victories prior to the All-Star break since right-hander Roy Oswalt in 2005. Morton has not faced the Athletics this season but is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA over two career starts against Oakland (52-41).

Right-hander Trevor Cahill (1-2, 2.77 ERA) will be reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and pitch for Oakland on Thursday. Cahill, sidelined with a strained right Achilles since June 14, made one rehab start for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday against Iowa, allowing three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over four shutout innings. He has been on the DL twice this season.

Cahill is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA over three career appearances (two starts) against the Astros. That loss came this season at Minute Maid Park on April 29, when Cahill allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts over six innings in an 8-4 setback. Cahill has not won on the road since Aug. 20, 2016, at Colorado while with the Cubs.

Prior to landing on the DL and before making one start on June 2, Cahill enjoyed a strong month of May, posting a 1.73 ERA over four starts while allowing opponents to post a .520 OPS.

"That was unfortunate," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said of the injury. "He was pitching as well as he was probably when he was last here. He's come up with some other pitches and different ways to do some things. At the time that hurt us. It's given somebody else an opportunity and the other guys have done a nice job, but it's nice to have him come back, certainly the way he's pitched for us this year. Starting to get guys back as opposed to losing them is a better trend."


Last Updated: 12/14/2018 11:49:37 AM EST


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