On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics open an interleague series on the road against the San Diego Padres.
The A’s won for the second straight time on Sunday, defeating the Los Angeles Angels 6-5. Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy drove in the winning run with a single during the 11th inning capping an Oakland comeback.
San Diego lost on Sunday 4-1 for its second straight loss and third in its last four all against Atlanta. The Padres were hitless through six innings against Braves starter Julio Teheran. On Saturday, the Padres lost 1-0 and were scoreless for 16 straight innings until the eighth inning of Sunday’s game.
Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with a .284 batting average and team high 79 hits. Khris Davis leads the team in home runs with 20 and RBIs with 49. Oakland has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .245 at the plate against Athletics pitching. On Tuesday, the A’s will send Paul Blackburn to the mound. The right-hander is 1-1 with an ERA of 11.05, 3 RBIs and 2 BBs.
Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with a .284 batting average and team high 76 hits. Christian Villanueva leads the team in home runs with 15 and RBIs with 36. San Diego has a team batting average of .234 while opposing hitters are averaging .252 at the plate against Padres pitching. On Tuesday, the Padres will send Eric Lauer to the mound. The left-hander this season is 3-4 with an ERA of 6.20, 40 Ks and 24 BBs.