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The Chicago White Sox (50-50) host the Oakland Athletics (39-64) at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox are favored (-289) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Athletics (+235). Dylan Cease starts for Chicago while Oakland will counter with Adam Oller.
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Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Athletics
- Game Day: Sunday, July 31, 2022
- Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
White Sox Stats & Trends
White Sox Batting
- The White Sox have hit 86 home runs this season, the fifth-lowest total in MLB action.
- The White Sox have the third-best batting average in the league (.256).
- The White Sox’s .311 on-base percentage ranks 18th in baseball.
- White Sox batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in baseball.
- The White Sox average 0.9 homers per home game this season (44 total at home).
- The White Sox have a .367 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game at home.
- The club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .241 at home this season.
White Sox Key Batters
- Jose Abreu leads Chicago in OBP (.383), slugging percentage (.460) and OPS (.843) this season.
- Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Abreu ranks 17th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage, and 45th in slugging.
- Abreu hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .211 with two doubles, a walk and an RBI.
- Andrew Vaughn has 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 walks while hitting .288.
- Vaughn ranks 32nd in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 58th in slugging in the majors.
- Tim Anderson has 94 hits this season and has a slash line of .312/.353/.415.
- Anderson enters this matchup with five games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two doubles and an RBI.
- A.J. Pollock has been key for Chicago with 67 hits, an OBP of .286 plus a slugging percentage of .357.
- Pollock takes a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .273 with three doubles, a home run, four walks and eight RBI.
Athletics Stats & Trends
- The Athletics’ 89 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
- The Athletics have a team batting average of just .215 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
- The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .275 this season, which ranks last in the league.
- The Athletics rank 18th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.
- They’ve hit 55 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 52 road contests this season.
- They have a team slugging percentage of .370 in away games this season with 140 extra-base hits.
- In 52 road games this season, they have a batting average of .227 while averaging 7.7 base hits per contest.
Athletics Key Batters
- Sean Murphy has a team-high OBP (.317) and slugging percentage (.428).
- Including all qualified players, Murphy ranks 106th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 99th and he is 69th in slugging.
- Elvis Andrus is batting .240 with 23 doubles, seven home runs and 29 walks.
- Andrus’ batting average is 109th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 116th, and he is 117th in slugging.
- Seth Brown has accumulated 72 hits, a team-high for the Athletics.
- Tony Kemp is batting .217 with 17 doubles, four home runs and 27 walks.
White Sox vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers