Athletics vs. Rays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays secured a victory yesterday at home to slow down the red-hot Oakland Athletics. Will Tampa Bay earn another win today to take two out of three in the series?
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Tropicana Field at 1:10PM ET
TV: NBCCA (OAK)
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Bauers powers Rays to win
Matt Duffy finished 1-for-3 with a walk last night in a 5-3 home victory over Oakland. Joey Wendle went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs. Kevin Kiermaier was 2-for-4 with a triple and scored two runs while driving in one. Brandon Lowe was 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Jake Bauers was a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Andrew Kittredge retired the only batter he faced to pick up the win. Sergio Romo allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout for his 20th save of the season.
Olson, Chapman homer for A's
Matt Chapman ended the night 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's defeat at Tampa Bay. Matt Olson was 2-for-3 with a solo homer plus a walk. Ramon Laureano went 1-for-3 with a walk. Marcus Semien finished 2-for-4 with a run. Jeurys Familia suffered the loss in relief as he gave up three earned runs on one hit with one strikeout and two walks in an inning of relief.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 27-9 in their last 36 Sunday games. Oakland is 56-23 in its last 79 games overall.
The over is 8-2 in the last 10 Rays games on Sundays. Tampa Bay is 21-7 in its last 28 games overall.
Fiers has had a strong season between Detroit and Oakland, while as a fly ball pitcher he should do well today at Tropicana Field. The Rays have used a whole lot of arms the last couple games and are looking like they will do it again today. They might be a little more tired than usual in the pitching department. Go with Oakland to take this one.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: OAKLAND ATHLETICS