Tampa Bay Rays (12-10, third in AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-12, fourth in AL West)
Oakland, California; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (1-1, 3.50 ERA, 1.00 whips, 18 strikeouts); Athletics: Dalton Jefferies (1-3, 3.26 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Kiran-167, Athletics +143; over/under 7 runs
Bottom line: The Oakland Athletics take on the Tampa Bay Rays, losing three straight games.
Oakland is 4-6 at home and 10-12 on aggregate. Athletics is 2-4 in sports decided by one run.
Tampa Bay has a 9-7 record in home games and a 12-10 record overall. Ray Hitters are batting collectively. 240, ninth best team batting average in MLB play.
Matchup Monday is the fifth time these teams are hitting boundaries this season. The Athletics have a 3–1 advantage in the season series.
Top Performer: Sheldon Newse has one double, one triple and two home runs, hitting .328 for athletics. Sean Murphy is 6-for-34 with two doubles and two home runs in the last 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has two doubles, one home run and four RBIs, while .298 hits for the Razz. Vander Franco is 7-for-36 with two doubles and three home runs in the last 10 matches.
Last 10 games: Athletics: 3-7, .201 batting average, 3.84 ERA, 18 runs outscore
Rays: 6-4, .225 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored by two runs
Injuries: Athletics: Drew Jackson: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Stefan Vogt: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Kevin Smith: 10-Day IL (Ankle), Lou Trivino: 10-Day IL (Covid-19) ) ), Jade Lowry: 10-day IL (Covid-19), Deolis Guerra: 60-day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-day IL (oblique)
Rays: Wander Franco: Days to Day (Hamstrings), G-Man Choi: 10-Day IL (Elbow), Francisco Mejia: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Chris Mazza: 10-Day IL (Back), Shane Hawks: 60-day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-day IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10-day IL (oblique), Ryan Yarbrough: 10-day IL (groin), Brendan McKay: 60-day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-day IL (elbow), Vagina Chirrinos: 60-day IL (elbow)