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Oakland Athletics (23-15, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (22-16, first in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Sean Manaea (3-1, 3.07 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 43 strikeouts) Red Sox: Garrett Richards (2-2, 4.54 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -109, Athletics -107; over/under is 9 runs
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BOTTOM LINE: Boston enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Red Sox are 10-11 in home games in 2020. Boston’s team on-base percentage of .320 is third in the American League. J.D. Martinez leads the team with an OBP of .404.
The Athletics have gone 10-4 away from home. Oakland has hit 47 home runs this season, fifth in the American League. Matt Olson leads the team with eight, averaging one every 14.5 at-bats.
The Athletics won the last meeting 4-1. James Kaprielian earned his first victory and Olson went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Oakland. Eduardo Rodriguez took his first loss for Boston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Martinez leads the Red Sox with 20 extra base hits and is batting .328.
Olson leads the Athletics with 15 extra base hits and is slugging .534.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .250 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Athletics: 7-3, .232 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
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INJURIES: Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Nick Pivetta: (covid-19), Ryan Brasier: (left calf), Kike Hernandez: (hamstring), Christian Arroyo: (left hand).
Athletics: J.B. Wendelken: (left oblique), Trevor Rosenthal: (chest), A.J. Puk: (left biceps), Jesus Luzardo: (left hand), Mike Fiers: (right elbow), Chad Pinder: (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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