Angels try to avoid series sweep against the Athletics

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Los Angeles Angels (73-88, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (59-102, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Shohei Ohtani (15-8, 2.35 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 213 strikeouts); Athletics: Ken Waldichuk (1-2, 6.18 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)

LINE: Angels -248, Athletics +204; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels square off in the final game of a three-game series. The Athletics will sweep the series with a win.

Oakland is 59-102 overall and 28-52 in home games. The Athletics are 34-15 in games when they scored at least five runs.

Los Angeles has a 73-88 record overall and a 33-47 record on the road. Angels hitters have a collective .390 slugging percentage to rank eighth in the AL.

Wednesday's game is the 19th time these teams meet this season. The Angels are ahead 12-6 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Brown has 26 doubles, three triples, 25 home runs and 73 RBI while hitting .232 for the Athletics. Jordan Diaz is 9-for-33 with three doubles over the past 10 games.

Ohtani has 34 home runs, 72 walks and 95 RBI while hitting .273 for the Angels. Livan Soto is 17-for-34 with four doubles, a triple and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 4-6, .217 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by five runs

Angels: 7-3, .293 batting average, 2.53 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: 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)


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