Athletics look to stop slide in matchup with the Guardians

Oakland Athletics (20-40, fifth in the AL West) vs. Cleveland Guardians (28-26, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Frankie Montas (2-6, 2.93 ERA, .96 WHIP, 78 strikeouts); Guardians: Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.72 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 41 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -119, Athletics -100; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics are looking to end their 10-game losing streak with a victory over the Cleveland...

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Oakland Athletics (20-40, fifth in the AL West) vs. Cleveland Guardians (28-26, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Frankie Montas (2-6, 2.93 ERA, .96 WHIP, 78 strikeouts); Guardians: Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.72 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 41 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -119, Athletics -100; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics are looking to end their 10-game losing streak with a victory over the Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland is 28-26 overall and 15-9 in home games. The Guardians have gone 14-7 in games when they did not give up a home run.

Oakland has a 13-16 record in road games and a 20-40 record overall. The Athletics have a 7-29 record in games when they have allowed a home run.

Saturday’s game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Guardians are up 5-0 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andres Gimenez has nine doubles, two triples and seven home runs for the Guardians. Jose Ramirez is 11-for-36 with four doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.

Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with six home runs while slugging .376. Ramon Laureano is 13-for-40 with three doubles and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 8-2, .274 batting average, 2.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs

Athletics: 0-10, .180 batting average, 5.65 ERA, outscored by 40 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Athletics: Chad Pinder: day-to-day (neck), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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