Friday, December 02, 2022

Acuna leads Braves against Athletics after 4-hit game

Oakland Athletics (20-36, fifth in AL West) vs Atlanta Braves (28-27, second in NL East)

Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Athletics: Cole Irvine (2-2, 2.96 ERA, 1.23 whips, 28 strikeouts); Brave: Kyle Wright (5-3, 2.41 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Brave -240, Athletics +196; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Atlanta Braves play the Oakland Athletics after Ronald Acuna Jr. had four hits against the Rockies on Sunday.

Atlanta is 28–27 overall and 14–14 in home games. The Braves have a 20-4 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Oakland is 20-36 on aggregate and 13-12 in road games. The Athletics leads 10-6 in games when they have scored five or more runs.

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The teams will meet on Tuesday for the first time this season.

Top Performer: Austin Riley has 13 doubles, one triple and 14 home runs, while hitting .260 for the Braves. Travis D’Arnaud is 7-for-29 with one double and two home runs in the last 10 games.

Seth Brown has 10 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 23 RBIs, hitting .204 for athletics. Ramon Loreno is 14-for-41 in the last 10 matches with two doubles and one home run.

Last 10 games: Brave: 7-3, .278 batting average, 3.72 ERA, beat opponents by 17 runs

Athletics: 1-9, .199 batting average, 5.60 ERA, outscore 35 runs

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Injuries: Brave: Eddie Rosario: 60-Day IL (Eye), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (Wrist), Tyler Matzek: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (Latitude), Luke Jackson : 60-day IL (unknown), Mike Soroka: 60-day IL (Achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-day IL (elbow)

Athletics: Dalton Jefferies: 60-day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60-day IL (oblique), Stephen Piscotti: 10-day IL (calf), Stefan Vogt: 10-day IL (undated), Deolis Guerra: 60 -day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow)

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