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    The Oakland Athletics (34-88) host the Baltimore Orioles (75-47) on Saturday at 9:07 PM ET. The Athletics are moneyline underdogs (+154) against the favored Orioles (-185). Cole Irvin takes the mound first for Baltimore, and Ken Waldichuk is Oakland’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Orioles vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Saturday, August 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:07 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Orioles vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Orioles -185 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Orioles vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Orioles Stats & Trends

    Orioles Batting

    • The Orioles are 16th in MLB play with 140 total home runs.
    • Baltimore’s .252 batting average ranks 13th in the majors.
    • The Orioles are 16th in baseball with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • Baltimore strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 12th in the majors.
    • The Orioles average 1.2 homers per road game this season (75 total on the road).
    • Baltimore is slugging .416 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The team is batting .250 with 552 hits (8.8 per game) on the road this season.

    Orioles Key Batters

    • Adley Rutschman leads Baltimore with an OBP of .367, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .430. He’s batting .272 on the season.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, he is 42nd in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage, and 80th in slugging.
    • Rutschman will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .286 with two doubles, two walks and an RBI.
    • Anthony Santander has 29 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 47 walks. He’s batting .245 and slugging .457 with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • His batting average is 105th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 94th, and his slugging percentage 54th.
    • Gunnar Henderson has 95 hits and is batting .242 this season.
    • Henderson heads into this matchup with four games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with a double, a home run, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Adam Frazier is batting .239 with a .300 OBP and 51 RBI for Baltimore this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit just 119 homers this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • Oakland has a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 27th with an OBP of .301.
    • Oakland ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.
    • In 60 games at home this season, they’ve hit 50 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .347 in home games this season with 145 extra-base hits.
    • In 60 home games this season, they have a batting average of .214 while averaging 6.9 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Esteury Ruiz has put up a team-high .331 slugging percentage. He’s batting .251 with an on-base percentage of .304.
    • Including all qualified players, he is 88th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 115th and he is 135th in slugging.
    • Brent Rooker paces his team with 83 hits and a .332 OBP. He has a batting average of .246 while slugging .466.
    • He is 101st in batting average, 70th in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .213 with 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 32 walks.
    • Seth Brown is hitting .223 with 12 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 23 walks.

    Orioles vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Cole Irvin (BAL) Pitcher Ken Waldichuk (OAK)
    1 – 3 W/L 2 – 7
    53 IP 99.1
    4.92 ERA 6.07
    1.415 WHIP 1.701
    8.5 K/9 9.1
    3.1 BB/9 5.1

    Orioles vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Orioles: Danny Coulombe: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Keegan Akin: 15 Day IL (Back), Austin Voth: 60 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Dillon Tate: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Noda: 10 Day IL (Jaw), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Arm), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)

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

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