MLB Free Play: Wed. 5.24 Take A's over the Marlins (WINNER)
Take #924 Oakland A’s -125 over Miami Marlins (3:35 PM ET Wednesday, May 24)
The Oakland A’s look to continue their season-long power surge when they host the Miami Marlins in a matinee affair by the bay. First pitch is slated for 3:35 PM ET at Oakland Coliseum where Sonny Gray and the A’s are -126 moneyline favorites. The total is nine.
The Marlins (16-28, 10-14 road) have lost its past four road series but actually has a better record on the road than at home.
The Athletics (20-25, 22-23 home) took three out of four this weekend in Boston hitting eight homeruns. They’ve homered in 14 of their past 15 games giving them an American League high 236 roundtrippers —Khris Davis leads the A’s in home runs with 13 while Yonder Alonso has swatted a career high 13 including a blast in Tuesday night’s game. Oakland is 19-17 when going deep this season and 1-8 when they go without a home run.
A pair of veteran righthanders will duel in the Oakland sun. Winless Edison Volquez (0-6, 4.87 ERA) will go for the Marlins who are 0-5 in his last 5 road starts.
Gray (1-1, 3.97 ERA) gas battled arm injuries over the past two seasons but had a breakout game and victory last Thursday against Boston. He worked six innings, allowed three runs and struck out eight. The A’s are 6-16 in Gray’s last 22 starts.
Miami is 3-8 overall in its last 11 games and 6-21 last 27 overall. The Marlins are 17-35 in their last 52 interleague games and 3-6 in their last eight road outings.
Oakland is 2-9 in its last 11 interleague games but is 4-2 in its last five home games.
The A’s are 8-2 to the OVER in their last nine overall.