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    Seth Brown is just three hits away from his 100th of the season as his Oakland Athletics (50-88) ready for a matchup with the Chicago White Sox (70-68) on Friday at 9:40 PM ET. The Athletics are underdogs (+134) against the White Sox (-160). Chicago’s Lucas Giolito starts against Oakland’s James Kaprielian.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 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 -160 7.5

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox rank 22nd in MLB action with 125 total home runs.
    • The White Sox lead MLB with a .261 batting average.
    • The White Sox’s .317 on-base percentage ranks 11th in baseball.
    • White Sox hitters strike out 7.7 times per game, the seventh-lowest average in baseball.
    • The White Sox average 0.9 homers per road game this season (59 total on the road).
    • The White Sox have a .397 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 9.5 hits per game and is batting .267.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Jose Abreu leads Chicago in OBP (.383), slugging percentage (.452) and total hits (162) this season.
    • Abreu is sixth in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage, and 42nd in slugging among qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Abreu hopes to build on a 12-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .341 with three doubles, a walk and five RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn is batting .283 with 26 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 26 walks.
    • Vaughn ranks 28th in batting average, 62nd in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Vaughn brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is batting .158 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
    • Elvis Andrus has collected 107 base hits, an OBP of .305 and a slugging percentage of .395 this season.
    • Andrus has picked up a hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
    • Luis Robert has been key for Chicago with 107 hits, an OBP of .331 plus a slugging percentage of .444.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 27th 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 are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking last with an OBP of .280.
    • The Athletics rank 16th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 44 homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in 69 home contests this season.
    • In 69 home games this season, they’re slugging .316 with 156 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 6.4 base hits per game and batting .203 as a team at home this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has accumulated an on-base percentage of .331 and a slugging percentage of .440. Both lead the Athletics.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Murphy is 78th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 67th and he is 57th in slugging.
    • Brown’s 97 hits lead his team.
    • Brown’s batting average is 119th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 120th, and he is 52nd in slugging.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .229 with 22 doubles, four home runs and 40 walks.
    • Ramon Laureano is batting .219 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 25 walks.

    White Sox vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Giolito Kaprielian
    25 GS 22
    10-9 W-L 3-9
    5.21 ERA 4.79
    133.0 IP 109.0
    50 BB 52
    147 SO 76
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