BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles travel to face the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
The Athletics are 8-6 in home games in 2020. Oakland has hit 31 home runs this season, sixth in the American League. Matt Olson leads the club with six, averaging one every 13.5 at-bats.
The Orioles have gone 7-4 away from home. Baltimore has slugged .363 this season. Cedric Mullins leads the club with a .526 slugging percentage, including 12 extra-base hits.
The Orioles won the last meeting 8-1. John Means recorded his second victory and Austin Hays went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs for Baltimore. Jesus Luzardo registered his second loss for Oakland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jed Lowrie ranks second on the Athletics with nine extra base hits and is slugging .430.
Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with five home runs and is batting .247.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 7-3, .213 batting average, 2.89 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs