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    The Oakland Athletics (36-91) visit the Chicago White Sox (50-77) on Thursday at 8:10 PM ET. The Athletics are moneyline underdogs (+126) against the favored White Sox (-148). Chicago’s Jesse Scholtens and Oakland’s Ken Waldichuk will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
    White Sox vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    White Sox -148 9.5

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

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CHI

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 21st in baseball with 137 total home runs.
    • Chicago has the 23rd-ranked batting average in the majors (.238).
    • The White Sox’s .294 on-base percentage is the worst in baseball.
    • Chicago’s 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 21st in the majors.
    • The White Sox have hit 64 home runs at home this season (1.0 per game).
    • Chicago is slugging .387 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .242 with 496 hits (8.1 per game) at home this season.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Luis Robert has 122 hits, which ranks first among Chicago hitters this season, while batting .266 with 64 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .321 and a slugging percentage of .551.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he is 55th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 94th, and he is seventh in slugging.
    • Andrew Benintendi is slashing .276/.340/.363 this season and leads the White Sox with an OPS of .703.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 34th, his on-base percentage 47th, and his slugging percentage 128th.
    • Benintendi takes a five-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .444 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn has 111 hits this season and has a slash line of .253/.316/.427.
    • Eloy Jimenez has been key for Chicago with 90 hits, an OBP of .315 plus a slugging percentage of .443.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 127 home runs.
    • Oakland has a team batting average of just .222 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .300 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • Oakland ranks 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 Ks per contest.
    • In 62 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 69 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • Oakland is slugging .381 in 62 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .233 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker has racked up an on-base percentage of .328 and has 87 hits, both team-best numbers for the Athletics. He’s batting .245 and slugging .470.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 104th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 77th and he is 39th in slugging.
    • Esteury Ruiz’s .321 slugging percentage leads his team. He has a batting average of .244 with an on-base percentage of .299.
    • He is currently 106th in batting average, 127th in on-base percentage and 136th in slugging percentage among all qualified batters.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .214 with 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 34 walks.
    • Ryan Noda has 17 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 62 walks while hitting .232.

    White Sox vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Jesse Scholtens (CHW) Pitcher Ken Waldichuk (OAK)
    1 – 6 W/L 2 – 7
    59.1 IP 105
    3.79 ERA 5.91
    1.348 WHIP 1.676
    6.4 K/9 9.2
    3.3 BB/9 5.1

    White Sox vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • White Sox: Seby Zavala: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Liam Hendriks: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Romy Gonzalez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Michael Kopech: day-to-day (Leg)
    • Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Luis Medina: 15 Day IL (Finger), Austin Pruitt: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), James Kaprielian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Richard Lovelady: 60 Day IL (Arm), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)

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


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