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All games scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET

Oakland (71-56) at Baltimore (69-58)

Friday – Baltimore 9 Oakland 7

Skinny
-- Including yesterday’s win, Baltimore has won four of five matchups against Oakland this season.
-- The ‘over’ is 4-1 in the five meetings.

Current Form
-- Oakland has dropped three straight and six of its last 10 games.
-- Baltimore has won two straight and four of its last six.

Pitching Notes

The A’s have won four of their last five games with Jarrod Parker (9-6, 3.71 ERA) on the mound. The right hander is 3-0 in his last four starts, giving up seven earned runs in 29 1/3 innings. On the road, Parker is 4-3 with a 3.42 ERA but he hasn’t earned a decision outside of Oakland since mid-June. Parker faced Baltimore at home on Apr. 25 and was tagged for eight hits and six earned runs in the A’s 10-2 loss.

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Chris Tillman
(14-4, 3.79 ERA) has been Baltimore’s best pitcher this season but the team has lost in his last two appearances. At home, Tillman has gone 7-3 and the O’s have gone 9-5 in his 14 starts from Camden Yards. He’s only pitched in six day games and total players have watched the ‘over’ go 4-1-1. Tillman is 3-0 in three starts against AL West opponents this season.

Detroit (75-53) at N.Y. Mets (58-68)

Friday – Detroit 6 New York 1

Skinny
-- Detroit has gone 34-30 on the road.
-- New York is 26-34 at home.
-- The Tigers and Mets have both produced 10-5 records in Interleague play this season. Yesterday’s win for Detroit, was its first road win this season against a National League opponent.

Current Form
-- Detroit is 4-2 in its last six games.
-- New York is 2-4 in its last six.

Pitching Notes

Max Scherzer
(18-1, 2.82 ERA) has been the best pitcher in the majors this season, due to his consistency on the road and at home. As visitors, the Tigers have gone 9-3 with Scherzer on the mound. In the daytime, he’s gone 4-0 (3.55 ERA) in five starts for Detroit. Sherzer is 1-0 against the National League this season.

Mets rookie pitcher Matt Harvey (9-4, 2.25 ERA) has struggled in the second-half of the season, but he hasn’t received much support from his offense. New York is 2-4 in his six starts since the All-Star break and it’s only managed to produce 16 runs during this span. Harvey has had great numbers (5-2, 2.61 ERA) in the afternoon but the Mets have only managed to go 5-7 in his 12 day starts. New York has gone 3-0 with Harvey on the mound against AL opponents this season.

Boston (75-55) at L.A. Dodgers (76-52)

Friday – Los Angeles 2 Boston 0

Skinny
-- Boston is 35-32 on the road.
-- Los Angeles is 38-25 at home.
-- Boston has gone 11-5 in Interleague action, which includes a 3-3 road record.  
-- Los Angeles is 12-6 against the AL. At home, the Dodgers are 7-1 in Interleague play.
-- The Dodgers and Red Sox both have identical records against lefthanders this season – 23-19.

Current Form
-- The Red Sox are 4-6 in their last 10. The club hasn’t won back-to-back games since Aug. 7.
-- The Dodgers have won four straight and eight of their last 10, seven of those victories coming by two runs or more.

Pitching Notes

Jon Lester (11-6, 3.94 ERA) snapped a losing skid in his last outing on Monday against San Francisco.   Including that win, the Red Sox are 3-3 in Lester’s last six starts, which includes a 1-2 record on the road. Boston is just 7-10 on the road with Lester starting. In Interleague play, Lester has helped Boston go 2-1 in his three appearances. The Red Sox are 1-4 in Lester’s last five starts when he’s listed as an underdog.

Prior to Monday’s loss in Miami, the Dodgers had won nine straight games with Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4, 2.95 ERA) on the mound. He went 7 1/3 against the Marlins, giving up six hits and three earned runs. At home, Ryu has helped Los Angeles win his last four appearances and he’s only given up a combined four earned runs in those outings. In day games, total players have watched the ‘over’ go 5-2 in Ryu’s seven afternoon starts. 

  
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