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Oakland Athletics (73-60, second in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (63-71, third in the AL Central)
Detroit; Thursday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Frankie Montas (10-9, 3.66 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 167 strikeouts) Tigers: Matt Manning (3-5, 5.46 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit and Oakland will play on Thursday.
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The Tigers are 35-34 in home games in 2020. The Detroit offense has compiled a .240 batting average as a team this season, Jonathan Schoop leads the team with a mark of .278.
The Athletics are 36-29 in road games. Oakland hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .313 this season, led by Starling Marte with a mark of .387.
The Tigers won the last meeting 8-6. Joe Jimenez earned his fifth victory and Harold Castro went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Detroit. A.J. Puk took his second loss for Oakland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Robbie Grossman leads the Tigers with 20 home runs and has 58 RBIs.
Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 32 home runs and is slugging .550.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .233 batting average, 3.01 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Athletics: 3-7, .238 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Spencer Turnbull: (forearm), Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Rony Garcia: (knee), Miguel Del Pozo: (face), Jake Rogers: (arm).
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Athletics: Trevor Rosenthal: (chest), Mike Fiers: (right elbow), Chris Bassitt: (face), Stephen Piscotty: (wrist), Seth Brown: (covid-19), Mitch Moreland: (wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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