4* AL Game of the Night
Oakland vs. Kansas City,
08/15/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -114 Oakland
4* AL Game of the Night on A's -114
Brandon McCarthy, who has been brilliant all season (2.68 ERA), was solid in his return from the DL. I expect him to be even better tonight against a club he has dominated this season.
The A's are 2-0 in his starts against the Royals this season, and he only allowed 2 run in each. The A's have won 7 of his last 8 starts.
Kansas City isn't in the same kind of hands as scheduled starter Will Smith (5.48 ERA) has struggled all season. He has been especially poor at home where he is 0-3 with an ERA of 8.10 in 3 starts. Bet the A's.