Houston Astros (91-62, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-71, third in the AL West)Oakland, California; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Zack Greinke (11-6, 4.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 117 strikeouts) Athletics: Frankie Montas (12-9, 3.57 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 192 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -115, Astros -105; over/under is 8 runsBOTTOM LINE: Oakland and Houston will play on Friday.The Athletics are 40-38 in home games in 2020. Oakland has hit 188 home runs as a
William C. Steinman, the longtime sports information director of Columbia University, has died. Steinman, a member of Columbia University's Athletics Hall of Fame, died Wednesday night at Mount Sinai Morningside, the university said Thursday. “Bill’s passion for Columbia was second to none,” Athletic Director Peter Pilling said.
Seattle Mariners (83-69, second in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-70, third in the AL West)Oakland, California; Thursday, 3:37 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (7-9, 4.27 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 160 strikeouts) Athletics: Chris Bassitt (12-4, 3.22 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 154 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -157, Mariners +136; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will take on the Athletics Thursday.The Athletics are 40-37 in home games in 2