LA Angels vs Oakland by Sors
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Oakland, on the other hand, is on the last spot in the AL West, with only one win in the last ten games (1-9) and with four consecutive losses away from home.
Garrett Richards (15-11 with a 3.73 ERA), who takes the mound for the Angels in the final game of this series, is coming off two straight quality starts, as the right-hander yielded 10 hits and 5 runs, despite walking eight over 15 2/3 innings in Minnesota on Sept. 19 (5-2) and against the Mariners last Friday (8-4), with fifteen strikeouts.
Richards posted a 3.05 ERA in his previous three home starts in September and is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts versus Oakland in 2015.
The right-hander has received five or more runs of support in five of his previous seven starts at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Brett Lawrie is hitting .417 (5-for-12), with two doubles, 1 RBI and two walks off Richards, Josh Reddick is 7-for-18, with three walks against him, Stephen Vogt is 4-for-12, with 2 RBI and a walk, Eric Sogard is 5-for-17, with 2 RBI and a walk, but Billy Burns, Marcus Semien, Mark Canha, Sam Fuld and Coco Crisp are a combined 6-for-33, though Burns has 1 RBI, while Crisp has 2 RBI in the matchup.
Barry Zito (0-0 with an 18.00 ERA), who will start for the A’s, gave up 6 hits and 4 runs over two innings of a 10-14 loss against the San Francisco Giants last Saturday.
Zito went 12-11 with a 4.38 ERA in thirty career starts against the Angels, as the veteran left-hander yielded 9 hits and 8 runs, with three walks over 3 1/3 innings in the last of them on June 19, 2012 (5-12), while with the Giants.
Mike Trout is 3-for-3, with two doubles off Zito, Erick Aybar is hitting. 667 (4-for-6), with a homer, 2 RBI and a walk against him, Albert Pujols is 8-for-20, with a double, 3 HR, 13 RBI and six walks, David Freese is 3-for-8, with a double, 2 RBI and a walk, Shane Victorino is 5-for-18, with three doubles, 3 RBI and four walks, while Collin Cowgill is 1-for-3 in the matchup.
I think that Los Angeles will manage to win the final game of this series with more than one run difference.
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