Oakland visits Detroit, looks to build on Bassitt’s strong outing
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Tigers are 9-12 in home games. Detroit is slugging .371 as a unit. Dawel Lugo leads the club with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
The Athletics are 6-15 on the road. Oakland has a collective on-base percentage of .316, good for fourth in the American League. Marcus Semien leads the lineup with a mark of .360. The Athletics won the last meeting 17-3. Chris Bassitt earned his second victory and Josh Phegley went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Oakland. Spencer Turnbull took his third loss for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .198 batting average, 7.16 ERA, outscored by 45 runs
Athletics: 5-5, .228 batting average, 3.15 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 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), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).