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July 29, 2010


The Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Vin Mazzaro in this game. Mazzaro has a 5-2 record and a 3.30 ERA this season.

The Rangers will counter Mazzaro with C.J. Wilson. lefthander Wilson has a 3.03 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Kurt Suzuki homered and drove in a pair of runs to lead the A’s over the Rangers 3-1 on Wednesday, as +143 underdogs. The teams played UNDER that game’s posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Trevor Cahill tossed eight scoreless innings for the victory, and Craig Breslow closed out the game for his first save.

Colby Lewis gave up five hits and one run over seven innings in suffering the loss for the Rangers, who were -165 favorites.

Team records:
Oakland: 51-49 SU
Texas: 59-42 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Chi White Sox, Friday, July 30
Texas at LA Angels, Friday, July 30

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