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MATCHUP
Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals
Stats: Overall | Home/Away | Grass | Today's Starters | Bullpens | Starting Staffs
Records: Umpire: N/A | Last 5 | Last 10 | After Win | After Loss
Teams: Oakland Athletics | Kansas City Royals
Summary
8:07 PM ET W/L Units H A O/U RL W/L RL Units
Oakland 88-74 -16.14 48-33 40-41 77-76-9 77-85 -1.22
Kansas City 89-73 3.17 42-39 47-34 73-81-8 88-74 21.81
Live Odds | All Odds
Home Away O/U
Opening line 105 -115 6.5 -110
5Dimes.eu -103 -102 6.5 -105
CarbonSports -103 -107 6.5 -105
Sportsbook -103 -107 6.5 -105
Covers.com -103 -105 6.5 -105
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves
Overall W/L TW/TL IP H WHIP ERA AF AA O/U
Jon Lester (L)
James Shields (R)
16-11
14-8
20-12
21-13
219.2
227.0
194
224
1.10
1.18
2.46
3.21
4.0
4.4
3.0
3.6
11-20
18-14
Last 3 W/L TW/TL IP H WHIP ERA AF AA O/U
Jon Lester (L)
James Shields (R)
2-1
0-1
2-1
2-1
20.0
19.2
17
21
1.15
1.22
1.80
4.12
3.7
4.0
2.0
3.0
1-2
1-1
Bullpens | In-Depth
  Total   Available
  IP WHIP ERA IP WHIP ERA
OAK 438.2 0.98 2.40 438.2 0.98 2.40
Last 3 35.0 0.77 1.29 35.0 0.77 1.29
  IP WHIP ERA IP WHIP ERA
KC 455.0 1.20 2.85 455.0 1.20 2.85
Last 3 30.1 1.12 2.37 30.1 1.12 2.37
Umpire
  W/L O/U Runs Str % HR P
N/A - - - - - -
Overall Stats | In-Depth
  W/L O/U Avg ERA
OAK
KC
88-74
89-73
77-76
73-81
.241
.259
3.22
3.51
  vs R vs L Start Pen
OAK
KC
.244
.257
.236
.263
3.37
3.60
2.91
3.30
Home/Away Stats | In-Depth
  W/L O/U Avg ERA
OAK
KC
40-41
42-39
35-38
37-42
.232
.251
3.28
3.89
  vs R vs L Start Pen
OAK
KC
.233
.254
.227
.244
3.53
3.81
2.74
4.06
Last 10 | In-Depth
  W/L O/U Avg ERA
OAK
KC
5-5
6-4
4-5
6-4
.236
.284
2.52
3.38
  vs R vs L Start Pen
OAK
KC
.225
.288
.266
.269
2.41
4.21
3.12
2.21
Series Game Records
OAK O AW AL
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
27-24
32-19
25-24
4-7
11-15
18-9
16-15
1-3
16-9
14-10
9-9
3-4
KC O AW AL
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
31-21
25-26
26-21
7-5
17-11
18-13
11-12
3-3
14-10
7-13
15-9
4-2
Stadium
Kauffman Stadium
Wind (MPH) 0-10 10-20 20+
Over/Under 18-24 19-18 0-0
Injuries
Oakland Athletics
Fielders   Status/Updated Notes
Josh Donaldson 3B Prob Tues - Knee - 9/30/14 Donaldson is dealing with a knee injury but is expected to play in the American League Wild-Card game against the Royals.
Craig Gentry CF Ques Tues - Concussion - 9/30/14 Gentry is recovering from a concussion and could return for the American League Wild-Card game against the Royals.
John Jaso C Out indefinitely - Concussion - 9/30/14 Jaso has been activated from the 15-day disabled list but he is still dealing with a concussion and is unlikely to return during the postseason.
Kyle Blanks 1B Out indefinitely - Achilles - 9/30/14 Blanks has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list with left Achilles tendinitis. He is unlikely to return for the postseason.
Pitchers   Status/Updated Notes
A.J. Griffin SP out for season - Elbow - 5/22/14 Griffin is on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Jarrod Parker SP out for season - Elbow - 9/30/14 Parker missed the regular season due to Tommy John surgery and will not return in the postseason.
Kansas City Royals
Fielders   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Pitchers   Status/Updated Notes
Michael Mariot RP out for season - Hamstring - 9/30/14 Mariot is on the 60-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring and will not return for the postseason.
Luke Hochevar RP out for season - Elbow - 9/30/14 Hochevar missed the regular season due to Tommy John surgery and will not return in the postseason.
Recent Meetings
Date Home/Away H Starter A Starter Line O/U
8/14/14 KC 7 - OAK 3 J. Shields J. Samardzija -108/7 O
8/13/14 KC 3 - OAK 0 J. Vargas S. Kazmir -107/7 U
8/12/14 KC 3 - OAK 11 J. Guthrie J. Lester 128/7.5 O
8/11/14 KC 3 - OAK 2 Y. Ventura S. Gray -108/7 U
8/3/14 OAK 2 - KC 4 S. Kazmir J. Shields -165/7 U
8/2/14 OAK 8 - KC 3 J. Lester J. Vargas -168/7 O
8/1/14 OAK 0 - KC 1 S. Gray J. Guthrie -220/7.5 U
2013 Season
7/7/13 KC 4 - OAK 10 L. Mendoza A. Griffin 118/9 O
7/6/13 KC 4 - OAK 3 E. Santana J. Parker -114/8.5 U
7/5/13 KC 3 - OAK 6 W. Davis T. Milone 107/9 P
5/19/13 OAK 4 - KC 3 A. Griffin L. Mendoza -164/8 U
5/18/13 OAK 2 - KC 1 T. Milone E. Santana -137/7 U
5/17/13 OAK 2 - KC 1 J. Parker J. Shields 103/7 U
2012 Season
8/16/12 KC 0 - OAK 3 L. Hochevar D. Straily -106/8 U
8/15/12 KC 3 - OAK 2 W. Smith B. McCarthy 113/8.5 U
8/14/12 KC 5 - OAK 0 J. Guthrie J. Parker -109/8.5 U
6/3/12 KC 2 - OAK 0 V. Mazzaro T. Milone -106/8.5 U
6/2/12 KC 3 - OAK 9 L. Hochevar B. McCarthy -133/8 O
6/1/12 KC 2 - OAK 0 F. Paulino B. Colon -139/7.5 U
4/11/12 OAK 5 - KC 4 x B. McCarthy B. Chen -126/7 O
Oakland: Last 10 Games | Season
Date vs/Score Line ATS OPS Avg Starter IP Opp Starter IP
9/28/14 @ TEX 4-0 -190/8 W/U .538 .212 S. Gray 9.0 N. Martinez 5.2
9/27/14 @ TEX 4-5 -158/7.5 L/O .854 .378 J. Samardzija 7.0 S. Baker 4.0
9/26/14 @ TEX 6-2 -167/8 W/P .698 .235 S. Kazmir 7.0 N. Tepesch 4.1
9/25/14 @ TEX 1-2 -145/8.5 L/U .542 .188 J. Hammel 6.0 C. Lewis 7.0
9/24/14 LAA 4-5 -184/7.5 L/O .659 .257 J. Lester 7.0 H. Santiago 5.1
9/23/14 LAA 0-2 -157/7.5 L/U .572 .226 S. Gray 7.0 W. LeBlanc 5.1
9/22/14 LAA 8-4 -151/7 W/O .609 .219 J. Samardzija 7.0 C. Wilson 0.2
9/21/14 PHI 8-6 x -208/7.5 W/O .861 .243 S. Kazmir 5.1 A. Burnett 4.1
9/20/14 PHI 0-3 -238/8 L/U .331 .138 D. Pomeranz 5.0 J. Williams 7.0
9/19/14 PHI 3-1 -277/7 W/U .661 .233 J. Lester 7.0 D. Buchanan 6.2
Kansas City: Last 10 Games | Season
Date vs/Score Line ATS OPS Avg Starter IP Opp Starter IP
9/28/14 @ CHW 6-4 -185/7.5 W/O .834 .308 Y. Ventura 4.0 C. Bassitt 5.0
9/27/14 @ CHW 4-5 -161/7.5 L/O .658 .242 D. Duffy 2.0 J. Danks 7.0
9/26/14 @ CHW 3-1 -146/8 W/U .546 .219 J. Guthrie 7.0 H. Noesi 6.0
9/25/14 @ CHW 6-3 -140/7 W/O .913 .359 J. Shields 6.0 J. Quintana 7.1
9/24/14 @ CLE 4-6 -117/6.5 L/O .699 .278 J. Vargas 4.0 T. Bauer 4.1
9/23/14 @ CLE 7-1 112/6.5 W/O .868 .333 Y. Ventura 7.0 D. Salazar 4.2
9/22/14 @ CLE 2-0 105/6.5 W/U .507 .229 D. Duffy 6.0 C. Carrasco 7.1
9/21/14 DET 5-2 -105/8 W/U .865 .324 J. Guthrie 5.1 R. Porcello 3.1
9/20/14 DET 2-3 -108/7 L/U .733 .297 J. Shields 6.2 M. Scherzer 7.0
9/19/14 DET 1-10 -117/7.5 L/O .509 .219 J. Vargas 3.1 J. Verlander 7.1
Abbreviations Legend