BOTTOM LINE: Oakland heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Chris Bassitt. Bassitt went 7 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts against Los Angeles.
The Angels are 7-13 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles ranks eighth in the league in hitting with a .245 batting average, Mike Trout leads the club with an average of .333.
The Athletics have gone 5-7 against division opponents. Oakland has hit 66 combined home runs this season, most in the American League. Ramon Laureano leads them with 11 homers.
The Athletics won the last meeting 6-2. Chris Bassitt earned his fourth victory and Seth Brown went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Oakland. Patrick Sandoval registered his first loss for Los Angeles.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 27 extra base hits and is batting .262.
Laureano leads the Athletics with 44 hits and is batting .267.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 3-7, .212 batting average, 5.46 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Athletics: 6-4, .254 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by one run