MLB - Thu 15/08/2013 - 08:08 EDT

Oakland vs. Houston MLB American League West Game Day Call

As anticipation continues to build towards the 2013 NFL regular season, that’s now just 21 sleeps away, our focus is on Major League Baseball action today. The Athletics look to avoid a sweep by the Astros.

This Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros MLB AL West Division game, on August 15, 2013, from the Coliseum, has the A’s facing a sweep versus the worst team in the Majors. We don’t see that happening here.

Oakland Athletics: Battling the Texas Rangers in AL West

A mediocre 11-13 post All-Star beak record has seen Oakland give back their first half MLB gains as the Athletics have dropped two games behind the Texas Rangers for top spot in the American League West division. The A’s will try to avoid a sweep at that hands of the lowly Astros as they send rookie RHP Sonny Gray (0-1 ERA .180) to the bump tonight. Put away the brooms Houston.

Houston Astros: Veteran LHP Erik Baddard looks to knock off A’s rookie

Sitting a monstrous 30 games out of first place in the AL West, the Houston Astros have taken on the role of spoilers for the remainder of the 2013 MLB regular season. The Astros (39-80) second last in hitting and dead last in pitching, have made some noise with 5-4 and 2-1 (11 innings) wins over the Athletics. Erik Baddard (3-8 ERA 4.28) heads to the hill for the ‘Stros – the A’s are angry!

Sportsbook Review Prediction: Back Oakland at -1.5 (-110) on the BetOnline run line!

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