Blue Jays go for series sweep of Athletics
Oakland, California; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto can secure a series sweep over Oakland with a win.
The Athletics are 7-7 in home games. The Oakland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.73. Brett Anderson leads the team with a 2.63 ERA.
The Blue Jays are 6-6 on the road. The Toronto offense has compiled a .225 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Freddy Galvis leads the team with a mark of .310. The Blue Jays won the last meeting 10-1. Sam Gaviglio secured his second victory and Rowdy Tellez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Toronto. Mike Fiers took his second loss for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .262 batting average, 6.14 ERA, outscored by six runs
Blue Jays: 6-4, .263 batting average, 3.97 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), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Matt Olson: 10-day IL (hand), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).
Blue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: day-to-day (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 10-day IL (elbow), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Jonathan Davis: 10-day IL (ankle), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).