Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles, first game of the series. The Athletics hope that this series is relatively easy, the team needs more victories at home. The home team has had serious problems to win in the last games at home, especially in the last days of May. The Orioles are in red numbers on the road. Visitors do not win a series on the road since April.
Oakland Athletics: We can handle this.
The Athletics at home have a positive record with 19 wins and only 17 losses. The record was badly affected by the most recent defeats at home. The record in the last ten games is 3-7. Before this series against the Orioles, the home team lost against the Mariners, Astros and Angels. The most recent victory was against the Mariners in the second game of the series.
At home the Athletics are scoring an average of 4.19 runs, 3.31 walks, 7.22 strike outs, 7.86 hits, 1.39 home runs, 13.58 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.22 runs per game, 3.61 walks, 8.22 strike outs, 8.17 hits, 1.00 home runs, 14.78 left on base. In the last series at home the Athletics allowed 17 runs.
Mike Fiers this season has positive numbers with 6-3 in 15 games as a starter. 4.63 ERA, 81.2 pitched innings, 69 hits, 42 runs, 15 home runs, 56 strike outs, 1,139 WHIP. 4-3 at home this season, the last game was a loss to Houston Astros 2-3.
Baltimore Orioles: Another bad season.
The Orioles had started the season on the road well by winning four of the first five games, and 6-4 in the first 10 games. But after that first ten games on the road, the Orioles suffered to win again. The last winning series was on April 13 against the Red Sox 2-1. After that, in 24 games on the road only six wins. The most recent victory was against the Astros 4-1.
On the road the Orioles are scoring an average of 3.97 runs per game, 2.53 walks, 8.32 hits, 1.12 home runs, 13.62 left on base. The defense does not know how to play well and they allow up to 5.26 runs per game, 3.74 walks, 7.91 strike outs, 8.50 hits, 1.56 home runs, 13.65 left on base. Despite being a bad defensive, in the last series the team allowed only nine runs against the Astros.
Andrew Cashner will defend from the mount tonight. The season has been good for Cashner with 6-2 in 13 games as a starter. 4.73 ERA, 70.1 pitched innings, 71 hits, 39 runs, 11 home runs, 51 strike outs, 1,379 WHIP. The last victory of Cashner was in the second of the series against the Astros 4-1.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles 06/17/2019 is: take the Oakland Athletics -1.5 (Runline).
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