Guardians play the Athletics after Gonzalez’s 4-hit game

June 10, 2022 GMT

Oakland Athletics (20-39, fifth in the AL West) vs. Cleveland Guardians (27-26, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Paul Blackburn (5-2, 2.62 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Guardians: Triston McKenzie (3-5, 3.10 ERA, .86 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -168, Athletics +145; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians play the Oakland Athletics after Oscar Gonzalez’s four-hit game on Thursday.

Cleveland is 27-26 overall and 14-9 in home games. The Guardians have a 24-4 record in games when they record at least eight hits.

Oakland has a 13-15 record on the road and a 20-39 record overall. The Athletics have gone 4-10 in games decided by one run.

Friday’s game is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The Guardians have a 4-0 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has 13 doubles, four triples, 15 home runs and 55 RBI for the Guardians. Andres Gimenez is 12-for-30 with three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI over the last 10 games.

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Elvis Andrus has 15 doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI for the Athletics. Christian Bethancourt is 5-for-17 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 8-2, .276 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

Athletics: 1-9, .203 batting average, 5.79 ERA, outscored by 38 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Athletics: Chad Pinder: day-to-day (neck), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.