7* Saturday MLB OAK/BOS
Boston vs. Oakland,
07/13/2013 22:05 EDT,
Score: 0 - 3
Money Line: -117 Oakland
The Oakland Athletics host the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in game two of a three-game set.
A.J. Griffin gets the nod for the Athletics in this one. He’s loved pitching at O.co Coliseum in his time in the bigs, and the Athletics have loved letting him pitch there.
Griffin is 14-3 in 17 career starts at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland is 10-1 in Griffin’s last 11 home starts versus teams with a winning record.
The Athletics are 7-1 in their last eight home games opposing a left-handed starter.
Jon Lester counters for the Red Sox. We cashed a ticket by fading Lester in his last outing, and we’ll go right back to that well here with no reason to expect the lefty’s struggles to come to an end.
Lester’s base numbers remain respectable as he is 8-5 with a 4.60 ERA on the year. Those misleading numbers lead to value in fading the lefty on this night.
Lester started the season strong, but over his last 10 starts he has posted a 6.49 ERA.
Lester has taken to the road six times over that stretch of 10 starts, posting an 8.54 ERA and 2.05 WHIP with Boston losing five of those six games.
The Red Sox are 2-6 in Lester’s last eight road starts versus teams with a winning record.
Good Luck, Razor Ray.
7* play on Oakland -117