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Preview: White Sox (62-100) at Athletics (97-65)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Date: April 18, 2018 3:35 PM EDT
  

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Having secured their first series win of the season, the Oakland Athletics go for their first series sweep of the young campaign when they host the Chicago White Sox in the finale of a three-game set Wednesday afternoon.

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The A's thrilled 46,028 fans on "Free Baseball" night Tuesday, scoring five runs in the first inning en route to an 10-2 thumping of the White Sox.

Oakland had opened the series with an 8-1 victory Monday.

Chicago will send right-hander Carson Fulmer to the mound in an effort to avoid the sweep. He has never faced the A's in his three-year career.

The A's will counter with Andrew Triggs, who likewise has begun a third major-league season without having seen the White Sox.

Win or lose in the series finale, the A's have created the type of home buzz they thought was possible when they opened the season with a highly anticipated set against Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels.

But Oakland didn't take advantage, losing three of four as they saw their attendance dip from 27,764 on Opening Day to 16.644 by the time Ohtani dominated them in his major-league pitching debut in the series finale.

A's manager Bob Melvin admitted he saw the "Free Baseball" experiment as getting a second chance to make a first impression, and he was gushing after the 13-hit onslaught.

"It was loud," he said. "I really wanted to put on a good show for them, and our guys did right away."

Oakland thrilled the packed house with a five-run first, ignited by a two-out homer by Jed Lowrie.

The homer was the A's second in two nights. Matt Olson contributed one to Monday's 8-1 win.

Fulmer (0-1, 4.66 ERA) hasn't allowed a homer in his first two starts of the season. He's coming off a 6-5 defeat at home against Tampa Bay, a game in which he suffered his loss.

He went a combined 3-3 in his first two seasons, making 15 appearances, including five starts.

The 24-year-old figures to need more support than the White Sox gave Reynaldo Lopez and Miguel Gonzalez in the first two games of the series.

After having been rained out three straight games at Minnesota, the White Sox managed five singles Monday and a solo home run by Jose Abreu after the club had fallen behind 8-0.

It was much the same story in front of the big crowd Tuesday, with the team limited to six singles and a double to complement a two-run homer by Yoan Moncada after Oakland went ahead 10-0.

The White Sox have averaged 1.8 runs in their last eight games.

Triggs (1-0, 2.87) will get an opportunity to continue Chicago's slump in the series finale while attempting to extend Oakland's winning streak to four games.

The right-hander got no decision in his last start, a 7-4 loss at Seattle on Friday night. He's 7-7 in his career.

The 29-year-old pitched well in his only home start of the season, limiting the Texas Rangers to one run and four hits in five innings.

He hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his three starts.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
White Sox at Athletics
Mon, Apr 16 Final 1 to 8
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 2
White Sox at Athletics
Tue, Apr 17 Final 2 to 10
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 3
White Sox at Athletics
Wed, Apr 18 Final 11 to 12
 Boxscores  •  Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  +170   -130   8.5 
 OAK  -185   +110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  +164   -130   8.5 
 OAK  -184   +110   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  57%   21%   80% 
 OAK  43%   79%   20% 
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BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 17, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 2 Over: 12 
 OAK « 10 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 16, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 1 Over: 9 
 OAK « 8 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 18, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 0 Over: 14 
 OAK « 14 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 5, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 9 Over: 18 
 OAK « 9 Cover: +100 
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 Feb 26, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 6 Over: 13 
 CHW « 7 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Tuesday, Apr 17
 
  •  Royals at Blue Jays
3:05 PM EDT
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6:35 PM EDT
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6:40 PM EDT
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  •  White Sox at Athletics
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