Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics meet in game 2 of series

September 28, 2022 GMT

Oakland Athletics (56-98, fifth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (68-86, third in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Wednesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adrian Martinez (4-5, 6.10 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Angels: Michael Lorenzen (7-6, 4.78 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 70 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -191, Athletics +161; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels take a 1-0 advantage into the latest game of the series against the Oakland Athletics.

Los Angeles has a 35-41 record in home games and a 68-86 record overall. The Angels have gone 23-64 in games when they have allowed a home run.

Oakland has a 30-46 record on the road and a 56-98 record overall. The Athletics have a 39-10 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Wednesday’s game is the 15th time these teams meet this season. The Angels hold a 10-4 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Shohei Ohtani has 29 doubles, six triples and 34 home runs while hitting .273 for the Angels. Taylor Ward is 12-for-36 with two doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.

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Seth Brown is second on the Athletics with 53 extra base hits (26 doubles, two triples and 25 home runs). Conner Capel is 9-for-19 with a triple, two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 6-4, .265 batting average, 3.93 ERA, outscored by one run

Athletics: 4-6, .235 batting average, 6.21 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

INJURIES: Angels: Andrew Velazquez: 60-Day IL (foot), David Fletcher: 10-Day IL (hand), Jhonathan Diaz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Jared Walsh: 60-Day IL (rib), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

Athletics: Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (lumbar), Ramon Laureano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Sam Moll: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Adam Oller: 15-Day IL (rib), 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)

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