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|Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics|
The Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will meet on the field at O.co Coliseum on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.
The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Matt Garza in this game. Garza has a 7-1 record and a 2.95 ERA this season.
The Athletics will counter Garza with Jarrod Parker. Righthander Parker has a 4.07 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +112 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Texas has won 5 straight games.
Oakland has lost 3 straight games.
Texas: 61-49 SU
Oakland: 63-46 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Oakland home to Texas, Sunday, August 4