Oakland tries for series sweep of Detroit

Posted9/6/2019 7:00 AM

Oakland Athletics (81-58, second in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (41-97, fifth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.12 ERA) Tigers: Gregory Soto (0-2, 13.50 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Oakland will sweep the series over Detroit with a win.

The Tigers are 18-49 on their home turf. Detroit's team on-base percentage of .292 is last in the majors. Miguel Cabrera leads the club with an OBP of .343.

The Athletics are 35-32 on the road. Oakland has hit 220 home runs this season, fifth in the MLB. Matt Chapman leads them with 31, averaging one every 16.2 at-bats. The Athletics won the last meeting 4-1. Daniel Mengden earned his first victory and Nick Hundley went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Oakland. Matthew Boyd took his fourth loss for Detroit.

TOP PERFORMERS: Niko Goodrum leads the Tigers with 43 extra base hits and is batting .248. Victor Reyes is 19-for-42 with six doubles and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.

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Chapman leads the Athletics with 78 RBIs and is batting .255. Marcus Semien has 15 hits and is batting .333 over the last 10 games for Oakland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .268 batting average, 5.60 ERA, outscored by 24 runs

Athletics: 7-3, .270 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs

Tigers Injuries: Tyson Ross: (nerve), Matt Moore: (knee), Blaine Hardy: (elbow), Michael Fulmer: (elbow), JaCoby Jones: (wrist), Jordy Mercer: (wrist), Niko Goodrum: (groin), John Hicks: (illness).

Athletics Injuries: Daniel Gossett: (elbow), Stephen Piscotty: (ankle), Ramon Laureano: (hip).


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

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