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Preview: Red Sox (46-53) at Athletics (61-37)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: O.co Coliseum
Date: June 21, 2014 4:05 PM EDT
  

Continued home success against the Boston Red Sox has also helped the Oakland Athletics remain tough to beat at the Coliseum.

The A's can record a fifth straight home victory overall and against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Coco Crisp delivered a two-out single in the eighth inning to help Oakland (46-28) improve to 6-2 on a 10-game homestand with Friday's 4-3 win over Boston. Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer for the major league-leading A's, who have won 17 of 22 at the Coliseum, where they are 23-14.

"We'll see what happens,' Crisp said. "It's a long season. I'm not saying that we are or are not the best team in baseball. That's a tough question to answer.'

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Oakland has won 10 of 11 and 20 of 25 at home against the Red Sox (34-40), who last won a series there April 1-2, 2008.

Crisp, who won a World Series with Boston in 2007, is batting .366 with 12 RBIs during his last 19 home games.

Donaldson is hitting .318 (7 for 22) in his past six games after going 0 for 29 in his previous seven contests.

The A's get their first look at Boston's Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 2.84 ERA), who has allowed five hits over 14 scoreless innings to go 2-0 at home since making his season debut May 31. However, he's been reached for eight runs and 16 hits in 11 1-3 innings to lose both road starts. The right-hander hopes to turn things around away from Fenway Park, where he gave up one hit in seven innings of a 1-0 home victory over Minnesota on Monday.

"When a guy possess that type of arm and that repertoire, as long as he throws strikes, he's going to have the ability to get some of the best hitters in the game," manager John Farrell said.

Alberto Callaspo is the only Oakland hitter to face De La Rosa, going 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout.

David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each had two hits Friday for the Red Sox, who dropped the first two of this set after sweeping a three-game home series from the Twins. Boston scored more than two runs for this first time in seven games, a stretch in which six have been decided by one run.

'We're right there," Boston's Jonny Gomes said.

Napoli is 6 for 17 (.353) in his last five games at Oakland, and 2 for 5 with a triple and a home run versus scheduled starter Jesse Chavez (6-4, 2.93).

The right-hander has pitched six innings in four straight starts and allowed three earned runs while splitting the last two. He gave up one run in a 10-5 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

"It's not like he was pitching poorly, but (that was) the type of outing we were seeing earlier in the year when he was really knifing through teams and cutting through them very quickly," manager Bob Melvin told the Athletics' official website.

This will be Chavez's first start against the Red Sox after posting a 1.69 ERA in three relief appearances against them.

Oakland's Sean Doolittle, who recorded his 10th save in the opener, has not allowed a run through an AL-best 23 1-3 consecutive innings. He's given up six hits, struck out 37 and walked one during that span.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Red Sox at Athletics
Thu, Jun 19 Final 2 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Red Sox at Athletics
Fri, Jun 20 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Red Sox at Athletics
Sat, Jun 21 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BOS  +130   -165   7.5 
 OAK  -140   +145   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BOS  +135   -155   7.5 
 OAK  -150   +135   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BOS  51%   23%   81% 
 OAK  49%   77%   19% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 20, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 3 Under: 7 
 OAK 4 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 19, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 2 Under: 6 
 OAK 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 4, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 3 Cover: +100 
 BOS 2 Under: 5 
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 May 3, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 3 Push: 9 
 BOS 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 2, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 1 Under: 8 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 2 Under: 5 
 OAK 3 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 0 Under: 3 
 OAK 3 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 4 Cover: +101 
 OAK 2 Under: 6 
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 Apr 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 5 Over: 11 
 BOS 6 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 13 Cover: +105 
 BOS 0 Over: 13 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Saturday, Jun 21
 
    Orioles at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Marlins
4:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Reds
4:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Cardinals
4:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rays
4:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Indians
7:15 PM EDT
    Braves at Nationals
7:15 PM EDT
    Pirates at Cubs
7:15 PM EDT
    Rangers at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Diamondbacks
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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