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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

The division rival Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at O.co Coliseum.

Righthander Yu Darvish will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Darvish is 12-6 this season with a 2.73 ERA.

Darvish's opponent in this one will be Jarrod Parker. The Athletics righthander has a 3.59 ERA to go along with a 10-6 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +116 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 80-58 SU
Oakland: 79-59 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Friday, September 6
Oakland home to Houston, Thursday, September 5