Oakland Athletics are aiming for their fourth win in a row as they set up a two-game interleague set at host Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday afternoon. The reviving athletics (4-7) made it to four wins in five games with a 9-5 victory in the series opener as they tried to claw their way out of a 0-6 start to the season. Zac Gallen, the most consistent pitcher for the Diamondbacks (4-7) a year ago, is making his first start of the season. The right-hander matches athletics south paw Jesús Luzardo (0-1, 6.10 ERA).
The first pitch is at 15:40 ET at Chase Field. Oakland is the -105 favorite (risking $ 105 to win $ 100) on the money line at William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for scores is 8.5 in the latest odds for Athletics vs. Diamondbacks. Before you make any Diamondbacks vs. Athletics Choices, check out MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Athletics vs. Diamondbacks money line: Oakland -105, Arizona -105
- Athletics against Diamondbacks runner: Oakland -1.5
- Athletics vs. Diamondbacks over-under: 8.5 runs
- OAK: 1B Matt Olson (thumb) will not play on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch on Monday
- ARZ: 1B Christian Walker (strained right slant) was placed on 10-day IL on Monday
Featured game | Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics
Why you should back athletics
Oakland’s turnaround has been fueled by an offense that stumbled out of the gate and only scored 13 times during the 0-6 start and was held to two runs or less six times in the first eight competitions. Athletics has come back to put up 22 races during their last three games, cped by a season-high nine in Monday’s win. Jed Lowrie had his third straight two-hit game on Monday and has seven hits and seven RBIs over the last four competitions.
Matt Chman broke out of a decline from 0 to 11 by beating his second home run among three hits in the series opener. Oakland left-handed Jesus Luzardo, making his third start, comes out of a decent outing vs. Dodgers and gives a couple of runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. He turned up a stunning performance to beat Arizona last August, throwing 6 1/3 pointless innings of four-hit ball while hitting seven.
Why should you back Diamondbacks
Gallen (forearm) returns from the injured list to start his second career against Oakland. He finished 3-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 12 starts last year and had a fantastic effort in a non-decision vs. athletics that knocked eight out and limited them to a run of three hits over seven innings. Gallen, who suffered a hair fracture in his forearm while taking batting practice, recorded eight quality starts in 2020.
Outfielder Kole Calhoun (knee) was reinstated from the list of disabled on Friday and battled at the plate in his first two games with a hit of 10 at-bats. A lifetime of 0.265 hits vs. In Oakland, he delivered an RBI single among three hits and reached base four times in Monday’s loss. Although Eduardo Escobar was hitless on Monday, he went into each of his four previous fights and has gone deep three times in 18 at-bats at Chase Field.
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