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|Oakland Athletics vs. Pittsburgh Pirates|
The Oakland Athletics and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at PNC Park in an interleague contest.
The Athletics will trot Bartolo Colon out to the mound in this one. Righthander Colon has a 11-3 record and a 2.78 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Colon with Jeff Locke. Lefthander Locke has a 2.12 ERA to go along with a 8-1 record this season.Oakland was a 10-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as -128 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.
Oakland: 52-37 SU
Pittsburgh: 53-34 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-1
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 1-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh home to Oakland, Tuesday, July 9