Brooks gets the start for Athletics in series opener against Red Sox

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in the AL East in 2018) vs. Oakland Athletics (97-65, second in the AL West in 2018)

Oakland, California; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: David Price (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Athletics: Aaron Brooks (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox play the Oakland Athletics on Monday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Athletics went 50-31 on their home field in 2018. Oakland averaged 8.7 hits with 3.5 extra base hits per game and 322 total doubles last year.

The Red Sox went 51-30 on the road in 2018. Boston hit 208 total home runs and averaged 9.3 hits per game last season. The Athletics won the season series 4-2 in 2018.

Athletics Injuries: None listed.

Red Sox Injuries: Andrew Benintendi: day-to-day (knee).