Tuesday, August 16 2022

Los Angeles Angels (21-12, second to AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (14-19, fifth to AL West)

Oakland, California; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO LAUNCH: Angels: Chase Silseth (0-0); Athletics: Daulton Jefferies (1-5, 5.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 19 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -148, Athletics +126; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics look to end their seven-game home slide with a win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Oakland is 4-10 at home and 14-19 overall. The Athletics are 3-1 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Los Angeles is 21-12 overall and 12-7 at home. The Angels have the second-most AL team batting average at .247.

The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sheldon Neuse is batting .291 to rank fourth in athletics, and has two doubles, two triples and two homers. Sean Murphy is 7 for 28 with three RBIs over the last 10 games.

Mike Trout leads the Angels with 18 extra hits (eight doubles, one triple and nine homers). Jared Walsh is 13 for 39 with two doubles, four home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 4-6, .196 batting average, 2.97 ERA, beat opponents by one run

Angels: 6-4, .228 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Stephen Piscotty: 10-day HE (calf foul), Cole Irvin: 15-day HE (left shoulder), Stephen Vogt: 10-day HE (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-day HE (elbow ), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day EV (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-day EV (oblique)

Angels: Max Stassi: 10-day IL (covid-19), Taylor Ward: day-to-day (hamstring), David Fletcher: 10-day IL (hip), Jose Rojas: 10-day IL (undisclosed) , Kurt Suzuki: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Austin Warren: 15-day IL (nasal fracture), Matt Duffy: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Archie Bradley: 10-day IL (abdominal), Jose Quijada : 10 days IL (oblique), Cooper Criswell: 60 days IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 days IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60 days IL (back)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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