Diamondbacks look to stop 5-game slide against Athletics


Arizona Diamondbacks (20-41, fifth in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (35-26, first in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Jon Duplantier (0-1, 9.35 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, 8 strikeouts) Athletics: Chris Bassitt (5-2, 3.53 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -216, Diamondbacks +181; over/under is 8 1/2 runs


BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.

The Athletics are 17-17 in home games in 2020. Oakland has hit 77 home runs this season, sixth in the American League. Matt Olson leads them with 15, averaging one every 13.2 at-bats.


The Diamondbacks are 9-25 in road games. Arizona has slugged .385 this season. Carson Kelly leads the team with a mark of .475.

The Athletics won the last meeting 7-5. Yusmeiro Petit earned his third victory and Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Oakland. Anthony Swarzak registered his first loss for Arizona.


TOP PERFORMERS: Olson leads the Athletics with 29 extra base hits and is batting .278.

Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 14 home runs and is batting .244.


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