Cleveland opens 3-game series at Oakland
Cleveland Indians (20-16, second in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (17-22, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Cody Anderson (0-1, 11.12 ERA, 2.47 WHIP, 6 strikeouts) Athletics: Frankie Montas (0-2, 2.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Oakland and Cleveland are set to begin a three-game series.
The Athletics are 12-9 on their home turf. Oakland has a collective on-base percentage of .314, good for third in the American League. Marcus Semien leads the team with a mark of .382.
The Indians are 9-9 on the road. Cleveland has a collective on-base percentage of .298, led by Carlos Santana with a mark of .379. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Semien leads the Athletics with 43 hits and has 18 RBIs. Matt Chapman is 10-for-44 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
Santana leads the Indians with 36 hits and has 19 RBIs. Jordan Luplow is 6-for-18 with two doubles, two home runs and two RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, .223 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored by five runs
Indians: 5-5, .237 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Athletics Injuries: Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Marco Estrada: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Mark Canha: 10-day IL (wrist), Khris Davis: day-to-day (hip), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 10-day IL (arm), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Bradley Zimmer: 10-day IL (shoulder).