Joe D'Amico's MLB AL WEST GAME OF THE MONTH
Oakland vs. Texas,
06/17/2013 20:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 8
Money Line: +105 Oakland
Today's winner is Oakland over Texas. This is my AL WEST GAME OF THE MONTH.
Oakland has taken over the AL West, three games ahead of a plummeting Texas team. The A's are 17-6 since the last meeting with the Rangers while Texas has gone a sorrowful, 8-14 since the May 22nd contest. Oakland has been pounding the ball, just coming off of a 10-2 romp over Seattle. Their lineup ranks 8th in RPG and is about to crack the Top 10 in several offensive categories. Texas' once powerful lineup has sunken, scoring 5 or more runs in just 3 of the 15 games played in June, including 8 total runs scored in their current 6-game losing streak. Dan Straily takes the mound for Oakland. The RH is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his L5 outings and holds a career 2.50 mark in four starts against Texas. The Rangers send Nick Tepesch to the bump. The RH is 3-6 this season and has allowed 11 runs in 12 IP, over his L2 starts. The A's are 37-16 their L53 vs. the AL West, 5-0 in Straily's L5 starts, and 22-7 their L29 games played overall. The Rangers are 0-5 their L5 games played vs. RH starters, 0-5 in Tepesch's L5 starts, and 0-6 their L6 games played at home. Take Oakland. Thank you.