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    A.J. Pollock will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when his Chicago White Sox (69-68) play the Oakland Athletics (50-87) on Thursday at 9:40 PM ET. The White Sox are favored (-187) over the Athletics (+157). Chicago has Dylan Cease starting, and Oakland will send out James Kaprielian.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
    White Sox vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    White Sox -187 7

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox are 24th in MLB play with 120 total home runs.
    • The White Sox have the third-best batting average in the league (.259).
    • The White Sox are 13th in baseball with a .316 on-base percentage.
    • White Sox batters strike out 7.8 times per game, the seventh-lowest average in baseball.
    • The White Sox have hit 54 homers away from home this season (0.8 per game).
    • The White Sox are averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game while slugging .387 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 9.4 hits per game and is batting .263.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Jose Abreu has an OPS of .834, fueled by an OBP of .382 to go with a slugging percentage of .452. All three of those stats are best among Chicago hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Abreu’s batting average ranks sixth, his on-base percentage ranks eighth, and he is 44th in slugging.
    • Abreu has hit safely in 11 games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is batting .325 with three doubles, two walks and five RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn has 123 hits, which leads Chicago batters this season. He’s batting .284 with 42 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters, Vaughn is 25th in batting average, 57th in on-base percentage and 42nd in slugging percentage.
    • Luis Robert has collected 107 base hits, an OBP of .331 and a slugging percentage of .444 this season.
    • Elvis Andrus is batting .245 with a .304 OBP and 43 RBI for Chicago this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 26th in Major League Baseball with just 117 home runs as a team.
    • The Athletics have a team batting average of just .216 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .281 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • The Athletics rank 16th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.6 home runs per game in their 68 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .317 in 68 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .203 with 6.4 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has put up a team-high OBP (.333) and slugging percentage (.442), while pacing the Athletics in hits (114).
    • Including all qualifying players in MLB, Murphy’s batting average places him 76th, his on-base percentage is 63rd, and he is 54th in slugging.
    • Seth Brown is hitting .227 with 22 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 35 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Brown ranks 124th in batting average, 124th in on-base percentage and 56th in slugging percentage.
    • Tony Kemp has 22 doubles, four home runs and 39 walks while batting .227.
    • Ramon Laureano has 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 25 walks while batting .221.

    White Sox vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Cease Kaprielian
    27 GS 22
    13-6 W-L 3-9
    2.13 ERA 4.79
    156.0 IP 109.0
    64 BB 52
    197 SO 76
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