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A's aim to seal series win over Indians

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Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians

  1. Oakland's most recent game against Detroit was suspended with the A's leading the Tigers by a score of 5-3 in the 7th inning. The A's won the first three games of that series against the Tigers, outscoring Detroit, 28-6, over that time.
  2. The Indians took three of four against the Orioles, capped by a 15-strikeout, zero-walk shutout from Shane Bieber on Sunday. Bieber is the third Indian with 15+ strikeouts in a game since 2014 (Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco) -- the only other team in MLB with three pitchers with 15+ strikeouts in a game over that time is the Nationals (Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg & Tanner Roark).
  3. The A's won two of three games against the Indians earlier this month in Oakland. The Indians are 6-10 against the A's since 2017, their worst record against any AL team over that time.
  4. Through nine starts this season, Carlos Carrasco has an 8.86 strikeout-walk ratio (62/7), the second highest in the majors among qualified pitchers (Hyun-Jin Ryu -- 14.75).
  5. In five career starts against Cleveland, Brett Anderson has a 0.82 ERA in 33.0 innings. Anderson has never allowed a home run against the Indians, and he has held the team to a .164 batting average (19-for-116).
  6. After slugging .552 in 2018, Jose Ramirez has a .296 slugging percentage this season, which ranks 166th out of 172 qualified batters. In 45 games this season, Ramirez has four home runs, six doubles and 14 RBI -- through 45 games in 2018, Ramirez had 14 home runs, 14 doubles and 34 RBI.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/20/2019 thru 5/22/2019

The Cleveland Indians have yet to win a series this season after losing the opener.

They will look to take the first step toward accomplishing that mission on Tuesday when they play the second contest of a three-game series against the visiting Oakland Athletics.

Matt Chapman once again hurt Cleveland on Monday, belting a homer and driving in three runs as Oakland extended its winning streak to a season-high-tying four games with a 6-4 victory.

Chapman also launched a solo homer in the 12th inning of a 4-3 win over the Indians on May 10.

Matt Olson homered for the fourth time in eight games, and Jurickson Profar also went deep for the Athletics, who played the opener without Khris Davis. The slugger has a lingering hip issue but does not expect a trip to the injured list.

"We've been talking about it being day-to-day. If he doesn't play a day, we gain some ground, and when he plays, it stays the same," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "We're incrementally trying to gain a little ground and get him better. Hopefully, he feels that much better and he can play, but at this point, we don't feel like it's an IL situation."

The Athletics look to flex their muscle against Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer, who aims to rebound after allowing two homers and a career-high-tying seven earned runs Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. It was the second time in three outings he yielded seven earned runs.

Bauer (4-2, 3.76 ERA) also walked four batters during his season-low-tying five-inning performance versus Baltimore, but he was fortunate to walk away with his second straight no-decision.

Bauer allowed two runs, both unearned, on as many hits and struck out 10 for the third time this season in a no-decision at Oakland on May 11.

The 28-year-old sports a 1-3 mark with a 3.38 ERA in seven career starts against Oakland. Davis (5-for-12, homer), Profar (3-for-10) and Marcus Semien (3-for-10) have enjoyed success versus Bauer.

Oakland has won three of four against Cleveland this season and 10 of the teams' past 13 encounters. The Indians, meanwhile, will attempt to prevail in a series after losing its first game after going 0-3-3 in such scenarios to start the season.

Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez belted a solo homer in the series opener, marking the third time he's gone deep in the past six games.

"To be honest, I'm not trying to do too much at the plate, I'm just trying to go up there and try to be aggressive with a plan," the 30-year-old said. "I'm just trying to stay within myself and trust my hands."

Perez is 8-for-26 (.308) with seven RBIs in his past eight contests.

"At the beginning of the season, it was tough for him like a lot of our guys, but he stayed at it," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "Now he's hitting the ball to right field. It makes him a much more dangerous hitter."

Cleveland's Jason Kipnis has hit safely in 10 of 13 contests and is riding an on-base streak of 15 games. Francisco Lindor homered in the ninth inning Monday to give him a hit in 13 of his past 14 outings.

The Indians will test their mettle against Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt (2-1, 1.93 ERA), who scattered four hits and struck out seven over eight scoreless innings in a 17-3 romp at Detroit on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Toledo, Ohio, native and former University of Akron pitcher owns an 0-1 mark with a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in two career starts versus the Indians. Both outings were in 2015.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 21, 2019

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NC State 24 F
Boston College 45
Duke 14 F
Virginia 48
North Carolina 41 F/OT
Virginia Tech 43
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Arkansas 10
Clemson 45 F
Louisville 10
Florida 38 F
South Carolina 27
Georgia Tech 28 F/OT
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NC State 24 F
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Purdue 20 F
Iowa 26
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Oklahoma 52
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Virginia 48
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Texas 50
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Houston 4
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2 6 Ryan Newman 13
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4 10 Aric Almirola 5
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6 3 Austin Dillon 20
7 32 Corey Lajoie 33
8 9 Chase Elliott 1
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 7
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2 2 Tyler Reddick 4
3 98 Chase Briscoe 11
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8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 15
9 39 Ryan Sieg 13
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2 4 Todd Gilliland 6
3 51 Riley Herbst 7
4 24 Brett Moffitt 8
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7 17 Tyler Ankrum 2
8 88 Matt Crafton 1
9 2 Sheldon Creed 5