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MLB  Monday 9/22/2014Line$ LineOU LineGame InfoScore
PITTSBURGH at ATLANTA   @ 7:10 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
951:  PITTSBURGH  F LIRIANO )
 
952:  ATLANTA  A HARANG )
-1.5  +105

+1.5  -125
-140

+130

6.5ev
 
0
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0
ST LOUIS at CHICAGO CUBS   @ 8:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
953:  ST LOUIS  A WAINWRIGHT )
 
954:  CHICAGO CUBS  T WOOD )
-1.5  -120

+1.5  +100
-170

+160

7ov
 
0
Top 2nd
0
SAN FRANCISCO at LA DODGERS   @ 10:10 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
955:  SAN FRANCISCO  J PEAVY )
 
956:  LA DODGERS  D HAREN )
+1.5  -200

-1.5  +170
+105

-115

7un
 
COLORADO at SAN DIEGO   @ 10:10 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
957:  COLORADO  T MATZEK )
 
958:  SAN DIEGO  E STULTS )
+1.5  -210

-1.5  +175
+100

-110

6.5un
 
SEATTLE at TORONTO   @ 7:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
959:  SEATTLE  J PAXTON )
 
960:  TORONTO  J HAPP )
-1.5  +135

+1.5  -155
-110

+100

8un
 
1
Top 4th
9
KANSAS CITY at CLEVELAND   @ 7:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
961:  KANSAS CITY  D DUFFY )
 
962:  CLEVELAND  C CARRASCO )
+1.5  -200

-1.5  +170
+105

-115

6.5un
 
1
Top 5th
0
CHI WHITE SOX at DETROIT   @ 7:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
963:  CHI WHITE SOX  C BASSITT )
 
964:  DETROIT  K LOBSTEIN )
+1.5  -135

-1.5  +115
+165

-175

9un
 
2
Bot 5th
0
BALTIMORE at NY YANKEES   @ 7:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
965:  BALTIMORE  W CHEN )
 
966:  NY YANKEES  M PINEDA )
+1.5  -200

-1.5  +170
+105

-115

7un
 
0
Bot 5th
2
HOUSTON at TEXAS   @ 8:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
967:  HOUSTON  N TROPEANO )
 
968:  TEXAS  D HOLLAND )
+1.5  -170

-1.5  +150
+130

-140

7.5ev
 
0
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0
LA ANGELS at OAKLAND   @ 10:05 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
969:  LA ANGELS  C WILSON )
 
970:  OAKLAND  J SAMARDZIJA )
+1.5  -170

-1.5  +150
+125

-135

7un
 
ARIZONA at MINNESOTA   @ 8:10 PMPreview | FoxSheet | Recap |  
971:  ARIZONA  J COLLMENTER )
 
972:  MINNESOTA  R NOLASCO )
+1.5  -170

-1.5  +150
+130

-140

8un
 
0
Top 2nd
0

Despite a rough beginning to his tenure in Oakland, Jason Hammel remains a part of the Athletics' starting rotation.

The right-hander tries to avoid a fifth loss in as many starts with his new team Tuesday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.

Hammel (0-4, 9.53 ERA) went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts for the Chicago Cubs before they traded him and Jeff Samardzija to Oakland (68-43) for four minor leaguers July 4. Since then, Hammel has allowed 20 runs, 26 hits and walked 10 with 12 strikeouts over 17 innings.

He gave up eight runs in 4 1-3 innings of an 8-1 loss at Houston on Wednesday.

''There's not much to explain,'' Hammel said. ''I'm a completely different pitcher. Just keep making the same mistakes over and over. Right now it doesn't look too good but it's a long season and I've been through this before.''

With last week's addition of Jon Lester to an already stellar rotation that includes Samardzija, fellow All-Star Scott Kazmir and youngster Sonny Gray, whom both own 12-4 records, the A's opted to move eight-game winner Jesse Chavez to the bullpen and give Hammel a chance to work things out as a starter.

"(Hammel's) track record would suggest we need to be a little bit more patient with him, and I think good things are going to come from him," manager Bob Melvin said. "You don't have a (2.98 ERA) and not give a guy a chance to prove himself here."

Pitching for Baltimore the past two seasons, Hammel went 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in five starts against Tampa Bay (54-58).

After dropping four of six, Oakland won 3-2 in 10 innings on Monday. Derek Norris drove home the winning run with a two-out single off former Athletic closer Grant Balfour to help the major league-leading A's maintain their one-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West.

The defeat snapped the Rays' eight-game winning streak on the road, where they are 16-4 since losing 10 in a row.

A loser in four of five since an 11-1 stretch, Tampa Bay has totaled seven runs while dropping three one-run contests during a four-game slide at Oakland.

Part of the three-team trade that sent ace David Price to Detroit last week, Drew Smyly (6-9, 3.93) makes his Tampa Bay debut Tuesday.

"You're not going to replace David Price," Smyly said. "The Rays made the trade, they wanted me, so I'm going to do the best I can and try to learn from them and get better every game. I'm just doing me."

The left-hander allowed four runs and 11 hits over five innings while not getting a decision in the Tigers' 7-4 win Thursday over the Chicago White Sox on the same day he was traded.

Smyly was roughed up for six runs and four solo homers in five innings of a 10-0 loss at Oakland on May 26.

Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson each homered off Smyly in that contest.

Moss, however, is 2 for 28 with 10 strikeouts in his last seven games. Donaldson is 1 for 11 in the last three.

Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist hit .486 during a nine-game hitting streak that ended with an 0-for-4 night Monday.

He's 6 for 12 with a homer and two doubles versus Hammel.