Athletics face off against the Rangers in division matchup
Oakland, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Oakland and Texas will play on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The Athletics are 6-8 against AL West teams. Oakland has a team on-base percentage of .310, good for fourth in the American League. Matt Chapman leads the club with a mark of .398.
The Rangers are 9-7 against division opponents. Texas hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .336 this season, led by Shin-Soo Choo with a mark of .440. The Athletics won the last meeting 6-1. Chris Bassitt recorded his first victory and Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Oakland. Mike Minor took his second loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Khris Davis leads the Athletics with 11 extra base hits and is batting .244. Chapman is 11-for-28 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .243 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscored by five runs
Rangers: 7-3, .258 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Athletics Injuries: Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Marco Estrada: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Anderson: day-to-day (left ankle sprain), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Matt Olson: 10-day IL (hand), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Rougned Odor: 10-day IL (knee), Ronald Guzman: 10-day IL (hamstring), Elvis Andrus: day-to-day (hand).