The Oakland A’s have done what not many thought was possible and have caught the Texas Rangers in the division and with a win today can take the NL West crown. All odds for today’s game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
All the way back in the beginning of June the A’s were in back as many as 13 games at one point and have clawed themselves back with their stellar pitching and timely hitting. They received a quality outing on the mound yesterday and will look to get the same this afternoon to secure an AL West crown. They will send AJ Griffin to the mound who has a 7-1 record with a 2.71 ERA this season. As a whole Griffin is 3-0 at home this season and has allowed just 7 runs in 20 innings of work in those starts.
The Texas Rangers have to be absolutely stunned right now. They have led the AL West since the beginning of the season and now could lose the division with a loss this afternoon. Texas will put their hopes behind midseason acquisition Ryan Dempster. As a Ranger Dempster is 7-3 with a 4.64 ERA since being traded from the Cubs. It is a pretty daunting task to ask Dempster to come through given the circumstances of this very important game, but expect all hands to be on deck for the Rangers out of the bullpen.
The line for this game has just come off and the play is on Oakland at online sportsbook usa.