Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics
Sat, Sep 11 - 4:07p ET   |   BSSW   |   Oakland Coliseum
By Landon Smith

Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics 9/11/21 MLB Baseball Preview, Picks, Predictions

In Saturday afternoon MLB action, the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics will continue their weekend series from RingCentral Coliseum.
Texas Rangers
O/U 8.5
Oakland Athletics

The Rangers (51-89) have lost 52 of their 72 road games and rank last in the AL West. Last night, Texas SP Glenn Otto (0-1) scored eight points and recorded just ten strikeouts in a 10-5 road loss.

24-year-old southpaw Kolby Allard (3-12 5.00 ERA) will take the mound for the Rangers in this game. In his last start, Allard allowed four runs (3 ER) in five or more innings in a 4-1 road loss to Los Angeles.

The Oakland Athletics have won three straight games and are behind New York by a complete game for last place in the AL Wild Card. In Friday's home win, All-Star 1B Matt Olson had four hits and four runs to start Oakland's offense. OF Starling Marte added three hits and scored two runs for track and field, improving to 77-64 overall.

Athletics will face 27-year-old southpaw Cole Irvin (9-13 4.10 ERA) against Saturday. Last time around, Irvin was rocked by seven points and had just seven strikeouts in an 8-0 road loss to Toronto.


WINNER: Texas Rangers @ +165

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By Landon Smith, on 4:07p ET