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    The Oakland Athletics (25-70) carry a seven-game losing streak into a contest against the Boston Red Sox (50-44) on Monday at 9:40 PM ET. The Red Sox are favored (-164) to hand the underdog Athletics (+138) another loss. Oakland has Paul Blackburn expected to start, while Boston has not named a starter.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Red Sox vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Monday, July 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Red Sox vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Red Sox -164 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Red Sox vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 18th in baseball with 104 total home runs.
    • Boston has the third-best batting average in the majors (.265).
    • The Red Sox rank fourth in MLB with a .333 on-base percentage.
    • Boston strikes out 8.2 times per game, the No. 11 mark in baseball.
    • The Red Sox average 1.2 homers per road game this season (56 total away from home).
    • Boston is slugging .405 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team is batting .238 with 375 hits (8.2 per game) on the road this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has 90 hits, which ranks first among Boston hitters this season, while batting .259 with 45 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .327 and a slugging percentage of .520.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 71st, his on-base percentage ranks 81st, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Devers has recorded at least one hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI.
    • Masataka Yoshida is slashing .317/.381/.502 this season and leads the Red Sox with an OPS of .883.
    • He is fourth in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging in MLB.
    • Justin Turner has hit 14 homers with a team-high .474 SLG this season.
    • Turner brings a 12-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .405 with three doubles, a home run, four walks and 11 RBI.
    • Alex Verdugo has seven home runs, 39 RBI and a batting average of .286 this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 24th in Major League Baseball with 88 home runs.
    • Oakland ranks last in MLB with a team batting average of just .222.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .300 this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks just 27th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 47 home contests this season.
    • In 47 home games this season, it is slugging .338 with 108 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 6.9 base hits per game and batting .212 as a team at home this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker paces the Athletics with 65 hits. He’s batting .244 and slugging .477 with an on-base percentage of .340.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 108th, his on-base percentage ranks 58th, and he is 38th in slugging.
    • Ryan Noda’s .374 OBP paces his team. He has a batting average of .224 while slugging .403.
    • His batting average ranks 132nd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 16th, and he is 101st in slugging.
    • Tony Kemp has seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and 25 walks while hitting .203.
    • Shea Langeliers is batting .207 with 12 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 20 walks.

    Red Sox vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    The Red Sox have not named a probable pitcher as of July 17, 2023.

    (BOS) Pitcher Paul Blackburn (OAK)
    W/L 1 – 1
    IP 37
    ERA 4.86
    WHIP 1.541
    K/9 10
    BB/9 3.2

    Red Sox vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Red Sox: Pablo Reyes: 10 Day IL (Abdominal), Reese McGuire: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Corey Kluber: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tanner Houck: 15 Day IL (Face), Kaleb Ort: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Richard Bleier: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Sale: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), John Schreiber: 60 Day IL (Side), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)
    • Athletics: Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hand), Esteury Ruiz: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Kevin Smith: 10 Day IL (Back), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Carlos Pérez: 10 Day IL (Thumb), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger), Paul Blackburn: day-to-day (Illness), Brent Rooker: day-to-day (Illness)

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