Orioles vs. Athletics – Game Preview – April 21, 2022

Baltimore Orioles (4-8, fifth in AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (6-6, fifth in AL West)

Oakland, California; Thursday, 3:37 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Orioles: Tyler Wells (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, five strikeouts); Athletics: Paul Blackburn (0-0, 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, three strikeouts)

LINE: Athletics -130, Orioles +109; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics take a 2-1 advantage in the next game of the series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Oakland is 2-1 at home and 6-6 overall. The Athletics has the team’s batting average ranked 10th in the AL at .209.

Baltimore is 3-3 at home and 4-8 overall. The Orioles are 1-2 in games when recording eight or more hits.

Thursday’s game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tony Kemp has eight walks and two RBIs while hitting .278 for Athletics. Sean Murphy is 9 for 38 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games.

Anthony Santander has two doubles and a home run for the Orioles. Austin Hays is 9 for 34 with three doubles and an RBI in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .216 batting average, 2.66 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Orioles: 4-6, .202 batting average, 2.33 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Stephen Vogt: day-to-day (undisclosed), Kevin Smith: 10-day IL (ankle), Chad Pinder: 10-day IL (covid-19), Lou Trivino: 10-day IL (covid- 19), Jed Lowrie: 10 day IL (covid-19), Austin Allen: 10 day IL (covid-19), Kirby Snead: 10 day IL (covid-19), Stephen Piscotty: 10 day IL ( covid-19), Deolis Guerra: IL 60 days (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: IL 60 days (elbow), Skye Bolt: IL 10 days (oblique), James Kaprielian: IL 10 days (shoulder)

Orioles: Robinson Chirinos: day to day (face), John Means: IL 60 days (elbow), Dean Kremer: IL 10 days (oblique)

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

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