Saturday, July 2 2022

Oakland Athletics (21-41, fifth in AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (32-29, fourth in AL East)

Boston; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Athletics: Jared Koenig (0-1, 9.00 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, three strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (5-5, 3.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Red Sox -228, Athletics +186; over/under is 9 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox begin a three-game home series against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

Boston is 13-14 in home games and 32-29 overall. Red Sox hitters have a .412 collective slugging percentage to rank third in the AL.

Oakland is 14-17 on the road and 21-41 overall. The Athletics is 7-29 in games when it has conceded at least one home run.

Tuesday’s game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: JD Martinez is batting .347 to rank third on the Red Sox, and has 22 doubles and seven homers. Xander Bogaerts is 11 for 35 with one home run and four RBIs in the last 10 games.

Seth Brown has 11 doubles, two triples and eight homers for the track. Ramon Laureano is 11 for 39 with three doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 8-2, .239 batting average, 2.33 ERA, beat opponents by 18 runs

Athletics: 1-9, .206 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 32 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: IL 15 days (back), Garrett Whitlock: IL 15 days (hip), Kike Hernandez: IL 10 days (hip), Matt Barnes: IL 15 days (shoulder), Josh Taylor: IL de 60 days (back), Chris Sale: 60 days IL (rib), James Paxton: 60 days IL (elbow)

Athletics: Daulton Jefferies: 60 day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60 day IL (oblique), Stephen Piscotty: 10 day IL (calf), Deolis Guerra: 60 day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60 day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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