Joe D'Amico's MLB Gramd Slam Winner
Oakland vs. LA Angels,
09/12/2012 22:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Money Line: +115 Oakland
Today's winner is Oakland over Los Angeles. This is my Grand Slam play.
Oakland is red-hot, winning 5 in a row and 11 consecutive road games. The A's late-season boost has brought them just 3 GB the first place Rangers with the second best overall record in the AL at 81-60. Oakland leads the American league WC race. The lineup is posting a remarkable 4.54 RPG when playing visitor this season. The offense ranks 9th in both HRs with 166 and SBs with 111. All batters, from 1-9 seem to be producing. Today, AJ Griffin takes the mound. The RH is 5-0 with a 2.21 ERA on the season, including a 2-0, 1.46 mark in his last two starts since returning from a shoulder injury. He faces an Angels squad that is 2 1/2 GB in the WC hunt. Los Angeles is hit or miss over the last month and a half, going 20-18 since August 1st. They have Ervin Santana throwing today. The RH is 8-11 this season, including a 3-6 home record. Santana has had much success against Oakland in his career but SS, Cliff Pennington has a .478 BA in 23 career ABs vs. Santana. The A's are 6-1 their L7 games played at the Angels, 44-18 their L62 games played overall, and 7-1 Griffins L8 starts. Take Oakland. Thank you.