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|Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays|
The Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Tropicana Field.
The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Brett Anderson in this game. Anderson has a 1-2 record and a 4.34 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Rays will be Alex Cobb. The righthander has a 1.93 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -187 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 10-6 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +123 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Oakland: 12-4 SU
Tampa Bay: 5-10 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Houston are 10-0
After a win are 9-1
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay home to Oakland, Saturday, April 20