1st in American League Central Cleveland Indians (47-41) and 5th in American League, WestOakland Athletics (40-50) face off in the second of the three game series tonight. The game tips off at 9:00 PM EST in O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California. SportsTime Ohio will be doing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
In the last series encounter between the two teams, the Indians won three games while Athletics captured one in the only series played so far this season.
In the series opener, Athletics made a statement holding the Tribe 0-5 on Friday.
Date and Time: July 15th, 2017 9:00 PM EST
Venue: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: SportsTime Ohio, Comcast SportsNet California (US Regional)
The Indians will send their best Corey Kluber against the A’s on Saturday at the Coliseum. Kluber ended his first half of the season positive note as he allowed just one earned run in each of his last five starts. Furthermore, in his last eight outings, Kluber posted a 1.29 ERA which saw 82 strikeouts, 11 walks and a .413 opponents’ OPS throwing 56 innings.
It was two brilliant knocks from Sonny Gray and Rajai Davis that provided the A’s with the necessary ammunition, leading to a 5-0 win over the Indians on Friday night at the Coliseum.
Rookie right-hander Paul Blackburn will make the start for the A’s as their first series after the all-star break continues with the Indians at the Coliseum. Blackburn gave away just one run in each of his first two big league starts. In the first road start of his career, he allowed one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners.