Bassitt expected to start as Oakland hosts Chicago
Oakland, California; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Covey (1-4, 4.58 ERA, PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Covey (1-4, 4.58 ERA, BOTTOM LINE:
The Athletics are 27-20 on their home turf. Oakland has hit 148 home runs this season, fifth in the American League. Matt Chapman leads the team with 21, averaging one every 16.2 at-bats.
The White Sox are 17-25 on the road. Chicago is slugging .411 as a unit. Yoan Moncada leads the team with a slugging percentage of .545. The Athletics won the last meeting 5-1. Mike Fiers earned his ninth victory and Mark Canha went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Oakland. Ivan Nova took his eighth loss for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 8-2, .250 batting average, 2.64 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .279 batting average, 5.19 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Athletics Injuries: Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Marco Estrada: 60-day IL (lumbar strain), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow/hamstring), Stephen Piscotty: 10-day IL (knee), Nick Hundley: 10-day IL (back).
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Dylan Covey: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Burr: 60-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tim Anderson: 10-day IL (ankle), Welington Castillo: 10-day IL (oblique).