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    The Cleveland Guardians (4-2) and the Oakland Athletics (2-3) square off on Wednesday at 3:37 PM ET to break a 1-1 series tie. The Guardians are favored (-127) to take the contest against the Athletics (+108). Hunter Gaddis starts for Cleveland while Oakland will counter with Kyle Muller.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:37 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Guardians vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -127 8

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians average 0.8 home runs per game to rank 19th in baseball with five total home runs.
    • Cleveland’s .256 batting average ranks 15th in MLB.
    • The Guardians are 16th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .325.
    • Cleveland strikes out 7.7 times per game, the No. 19 average in the majors.
    • The Guardians average 0.8 homers per road game this season (five total away from home).
    • Cleveland has a .391 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club is batting .256 with 55 hits (9.2 per game) on the road this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.500) thanks to four extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ramirez ranks 67th in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage, and 74th in slugging.
    • Myles Straw has six hits this season and a team-best OBP of .500.
    • Among qualifying batters, Straw ranks 45th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and 114th in slugging percentage.
    • Josh Naylor has six hits this season and has a slash line of .286/.375/.571.
    • Mike Zunino has five hits, which is tops among Cleveland hitters this season, while batting .294 with three extra-base hits.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics ranked 27th in Major League Baseball with just 137 home runs as a team.
    • Oakland ranked last in MLB with a team batting average of just .216.
    • The Athletics scored 568 runs (just 3.5 per game) last season, which ranked 29th in MLB.
    • Oakland had the 16th-ranked strikeouts per game rate (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • In 81 games at home last season, they hit 53 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
    • Oakland had a team slugging percentage of .326 in home games last season with 191 extra-base hits.
    • In home games last season, they had a .208 AVG with 6.6 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Seth Brown had an OBP of .308 with 115 hits last season.
    • Tony Kemp had a .334 slugging percentage while batting .235.
    • Jesus Aguilar had 19 doubles, 16 home runs and 29 walks while hitting .235 last season.
    • Aledmys Diaz hit .243 with 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks.

    Guardians vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Hunter Gaddis (CLE) Pitcher Kyle Muller (OAK)
    0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
    3.2 IP 5
    9.82 ERA 1.80
    1.636 WHIP 1.000
    9.8 K/9 5.4
    2.5 BB/9 1.8

    Guardians vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Triston McKenzie: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Sam Hentges: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Athletics: Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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