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    The Oakland Athletics (19-56) will attempt to break a six-game losing streak when they visit the Cleveland Guardians (34-38) on Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET. The Athletics (+156) are not projected to end the streak against the Guardians (-183). Oakland has Paul Blackburn expected to start, while Cleveland has not named a starter.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -183 8

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 46 home runs this season, the lowest total in MLB play.
    • Cleveland’s .244 batting average ranks 18th in MLB.
    • The Guardians rank 22nd in baseball with an on-base percentage of .309.
    • Cleveland’s batters strike out 7.1 times per game, the second-fewest strikeouts in MLB.
    • The Guardians average 0.6 homers per home game this season (19 total at home).
    • Cleveland has a .372 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .242.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 77 hits and an OBP of .346 to go with a slugging percentage of .500. All three of those stats are best among Cleveland hitters this season. He has a .283 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 54th, and he is 23rd in slugging.
    • Ramirez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .348 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, a walk and six RBI.
    • Steven Kwan has 17 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 34 walks. He’s batting .260 and slugging .353 with an on-base percentage of .336.
    • Among qualified batters, his batting average places him 78th, his on-base percentage 70th, and his slugging percentage 143rd.
    • Kwan brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
    • Josh Naylor has collected 66 base hits, an OBP of .328 and a slugging percentage of .442 this season.
    • Andres Gimenez has been key for Cleveland with 58 hits, an OBP of .307 plus a slugging percentage of .372.
    • Gimenez heads into this matchup on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with a triple, a home run, two walks and six RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 22nd in Major League Baseball with 69 home runs.
    • Oakland ranks last in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .303 this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.4) among MLB offenses.
    • In 37 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 39 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .380 in away games this season with 99 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.9 base hits per game and batting .235 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Esteury Ruiz has a .345 slugging percentage, which leads the Athletics. He’s batting .265 with an on-base percentage of .324.
    • He is 62nd in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 149th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Ruiz hopes to build on a six-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 games he is batting .270 with four doubles, three walks and three RBI.
    • Brent Rooker’s 55 hits pace his team. He has a batting average of .250 while slugging .482 with an on-base percentage of .350.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 95th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage.
    • Ryan Noda a has .389 on-base percentage to lead the Athletics.
    • Jace Peterson is hitting .222 with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 26 walks.

    Guardians vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    The Guardians have not named a probable pitcher as of June 21, 2023.

    (CLE) Pitcher Paul Blackburn (OAK)
    W/L 0 – 0
    IP 20.2
    ERA 3.48
    WHIP 1.355
    K/9 10.0
    BB/9 2.6

    Guardians vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Peyton Battenfield: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Athletics: Kevin Smith: 10 Day IL (Back), Zach Jackson: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Miller: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Guardians and Athletics (Last 10 Games)


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