Athletics begin 3-game series with the Angels

October 3, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (73-86, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (57-102, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Patrick Sandoval (6-9, 3.09 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 145 strikeouts); Athletics: Adrian Martinez (4-6, 6.08 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -179, Athletics +152; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics host the Los Angeles Angels on Monday to open a three-game series.

Oakland has a 26-52 record at home and a 57-102 record overall. The Athletics have a 23-11 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Los Angeles has a 33-45 record on the road and a 73-86 record overall. The Angels have a 57-13 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

The matchup Monday is the 17th time these teams meet this season. The Angels hold a 12-4 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy ranks second on the Athletics with a .248 batting average, and has 37 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs, 55 walks and 66 RBI. Jordan Diaz is 10-for-33 with an RBI over the past 10 games.

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Shohei Ohtani has 29 doubles, six triples and 34 home runs while hitting .275 for the Angels. Taylor Ward is 16-for-38 with three doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 2-8, .216 batting average, 6.04 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Angels: 8-2, .299 batting average, 2.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Sean Murphy: day-to-day (illness), Collin Wiles: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (lumbar), Ramon Laureano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Sam Moll: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Zach Jackson: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Paul Blackburn: 60-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Angels: Mickey Moniak: 10-Day IL (hand), Archie Bradley: 15-Day IL (forearm), Andrew Velazquez: 60-Day IL (foot), Jhonathan Diaz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Jared Walsh: 60-Day IL (rib), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.