Boston hosts Oakland following Sale’s strong performance
Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Red Sox are 5-7 in home games. Boston ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .235 batting average. J.D. Martinez leads the team with an average of .340.
The Athletics are 4-8 on the road. Oakland has hit 42 home runs this season, seventh in the league. Khris Davis leads the team with 10, averaging one every 11.1 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Martinez leads the Red Sox with 33 hits and is batting .340. Michael Chavis is 6-for-24 with a double, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .248 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Athletics: 4-6, .216 batting average, 4.68 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Red Sox Injuries: Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 10-day IL (knee), Eduardo Nunez: 10-day IL (back), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye), J.D. Martinez: day-to-day (back spasms).
Athletics Injuries: Lou Trivino: day-to-day (thumb), 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).