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MLB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 7/13/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
BOSTON  LESTER )
 
OAKLAND  GRIFFIN )
+1.5  -190

-1.5  +165
+110

-120

8un
 
0
Final
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BOSTON (58 - 37) at OAKLAND (54 - 39)
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Saturday, 7/13/2013 10:05 PM
JON LESTER (L) vs. A.J. GRIFFIN (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
975BOSTON+120Ov 8,+100+110Ov 8,+110
976OAKLAND-130Un 8,-120-120Un 8,-130
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games58-37+1447-445.20.2780.3484.20.2510.320
Road Games27-21+7.325-215.20.2650.3394.20.2600.330
vs Right-handed Starters39-26+8.235-275.40.2810.3494.50.2490.320
Past 7 Games4-3+1.25-26.40.2720.3476.30.2920.345
Grass Games50-33+8.839-405.10.2840.3514.30.2500.318
Night Games39-28+7.537-275.30.2810.3514.40.2530.325
BOSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.20.2780.348953297918334980.034793537747172189518566
Road Games5.20.2650.339481711454147540.032401914124337750214428
Righty Starters5.40.2810.349652274639235680.033412395395649662395349
BOSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.161.3832771371282733511029817-12201360.6%
Road Games3.321.289149595513616561647-611664.7%

OAKLAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games54-39+12.548-434.50.2450.3193.90.2430.294
Home Games28-15+9.221-224.30.2390.3183.80.2360.286
vs Left-handed Starters18-12+5.215-154.20.2370.3193.70.2460.292
Past 7 Games4-3+0.91-53.60.2110.2723.10.2260.279
Grass Games54-36+15.646-424.70.2470.3213.90.2420.292
Night Games37-20+1731-245.00.2460.3183.70.2410.292
OAKLAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2450.319933175779279960.033963457024865273526652
Home Games4.30.2390.318431441344139380.031741683172130131223723
Lefty Starters4.20.2370.3193099523688330.031161202211321521201812
OAKLAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.191.20327110396246228022614-1026974.3%
Home Games2.941.152140.74946124143812110-312380%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BOSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/29/2013DOUBRONT(L)TORONTOROGERS(R)2-6L-14010.5 ovU10821051
6/30/2013DEMPSTER(R)TORONTOBUEHRLE(L)5-4W-15010 unU98011101
7/2/2013LACKEY(R)SAN DIEGOERLIN(L)4-1W-2159.5 unU970660
7/3/2013LESTER(L)SAN DIEGOVOLQUEZ(R)2-1W-19010 unU990660
7/4/2013WEBSTER(R)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L)8-2W-16010.5 unU18907100
7/5/2013DOUBRONT(L)@ LA ANGELSWILSON(L)6-2W1258.5 unU1380652
7/6/2013DEMPSTER(R)@ LA ANGELSWILLIAMS(R)7-9L-1108.5 unO121421793
7/7/2013LACKEY(R)@ LA ANGELSWEAVER(R)0-3L1208 evU570751
7/8/2013LESTER(L)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)4-11L1107 unO109115100
7/9/2013WEBSTER(R)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)11-8W1257.5 ovO161001360
7/10/2013DOUBRONT(L)@ SEATTLEHARANG(R)11-4W-1358 unO12100971
7/11/2013DEMPSTER(R)@ SEATTLERAMIREZ(L)8-7W-1358 ovO101021290
7/12/2013LACKEY(R)@ OAKLANDPARKER(R)4-2W1007.5 unU651362
7/13/2013LESTER(L)@ OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R) 
7/14/2013WORKMAN(R)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R) 
7/19/2013 NY YANKEES  
7/20/2013 NY YANKEES  

OAKLAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/29/2013PARKER(R)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)1-7L+1107.5 evO5501051
6/30/2013MILONE(L)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)7-5W-1308.5 ovO1261852
7/2/2013GRIFFIN(R)CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN(L)8-7W-2158 evO10401351
7/3/2013COLON(R)CHICAGO CUBSGARZA(R)1-3L-1907.5 unU4701290
7/4/2013STRAILY(R)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)1-0W-1608 ovU561240
7/5/2013MILONE(L)@ KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R)6-3W-1159 unP950741
7/6/2013PARKER(R)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)3-4L1058.5 ovU863691
7/7/2013GRIFFIN(R)@ KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)10-4W-1309 ovO157110100
7/8/2013COLON(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)2-1W-1157.5 unU3319100
7/9/2013STRAILY(R)@ PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)2-1W-1057.5 unU540340
7/10/2013MILONE(L)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)0-5L1307 evU5511291
7/12/2013PARKER(R)BOSTONLACKEY(R)2-4L-1107.5 unU362651
7/13/2013GRIFFIN(R)BOSTONLESTER(L) 
7/14/2013COLON(R)BOSTONWORKMAN(R) 
7/19/2013 @ LA ANGELS  
7/20/2013 @ LA ANGELS  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (BOSTON-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Red Sox-Athletics Preview* ===========================

Boston (58-37) at Oakland (54-39), 10:05 p.m. EDT

The Boston Red Sox have turned around this road trip with four straight wins.

Now they are hoping Jon Lester can turn around his road woes.

Lester was on the mound the last time the Red Sox lost and will look to take advantage of a sputtering Oakland Athletics' offense Saturday night.

Boston (58-37) ended a six-game slide in Oakland with a 4-2 victory Friday in the opener of this weekend series. The Red Sox began 1-3 on this 10-game trip before this surge ensured they will go into the All-Star break with the AL's best record.

Lester (8-5, 4.60 ERA) dropped to 1-5 with an 8.54 ERA - the worst road ERA in the majors since May 20 - in his last five away outings Monday by yielding five runs over five-plus innings in an 11-4 loss to Seattle. He felt he was victimized by bad luck.

"It goes back to, I feel like I threw the ball better than what the line score says," Lester told the Red Sox's official website.

All of the left-hander's defeats have come on the road but he could be facing the right opponent in Oakland (54-39), which has totaled six runs while hitting .136 with 29 strikeouts over its last four games. Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes are both 1 for 13 in that stretch for the Athletics, batting a major league-worst .213 in July.

Lester is 4-3 with a 4.21 ERA in 11 starts against Oakland, going 1-3 with a 4.45 ERA in five on the road.

These offenses are baseball's best in drawing walks, with 353 for Boston and 345 for Oakland. It's not unsurprising then that they also rank first and second in pitches seen with the Red Sox at 15,127 and the A's at 14,230.

Where Boston differs is that it leads the majors with 5.2 runs per game compared to Oakland's 4.5 mark. The Red Sox are second in July with a .299 average.

David Ortiz is 10 for 28 with three homers on this road trip as he remains one homer shy of 20 for the year. It would mark his 11th 20-homer season for Boston, which would tie him with Dwight Evans and Jim Evans for the second-most such years in franchise history behind Ted Williams' 16.

Jacoby Ellsbury went 0 for 4 on Friday as his 19-game hitting streak ended. He batted .413 with 11 RBIs during that run.

Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning for Boston, which has scored 11 of hits last 13 runs with two outs.

"There's no secret," Pedroia said. "We've just been able to find ways to get that one pitch and make sure we don't miss it."

The venue could factor into how well Oakland starter A.J. Griffin (7-6, 3.94) fares Saturday. He went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two home starts against the Red Sox last year but surrendered a career-high nine runs over four-plus innings in a 9-6 defeat at Fenway Park on April 22.

The A's have won the right-hander's last three starts and have taken six of his eight at home.


Last Updated: 11/23/2014 3:26:22 AM EST


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