MLB Interleague Play: Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by Dirty on June 19, 2010

St. Louis Cardinals Betting The Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Busch Stadium in an interleague contest.

Ben Sheets will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Sheets is 2-6 this season with a 4.93 ERA.

The Cardinals will counter Sheets with Adam Wainwright. Righthander Wainwright has a 2.41 ERA to go along with a 9-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs as the Cardinals toppled the A’s 6-4 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. The Cardinals won that game as -250 favorites, and the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Chris Carpenter improved to an impressive 8-1 with the victory, and Ryan Franklin turned in his 13th save with a scoreless ninth.

Brad Ziegler gave up three hits and two runs over 1 1-3 innings of relief in the A’s defeat.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 33-36 SU
St. Louis: 37-30 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-4
After playing St. Louis are 2-4
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 4-3
After playing Oakland are 5-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Oakland, Sunday, June 20

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