Oakland hosts Texas after Bailey's strong performance

Miami Herald

Oakland hosts Texas after Bailey's strong performance Texas Rangers (74-79, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (92-61, second in the AL West) Oakland, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Mike Minor (13-9, 3.33 ERA) Athletics: Mike Fiers (14-4, 4.09 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: Oakland heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Homer Bailey. Bailey pitched seven innings, giving up zero runs on three hits with 11 strikeouts against Kansas City. The Athletics are 39-28 against AL West opponents. Oakland has hit 246 home runs this season, fifth in the MLB. Matt Olson leads the team with 35, averaging one every 12.8 at-bats. The Rangers are 32-41 against teams from the

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