Oakland 12 @ Kansas City 10 | 09/16 | 12:10 AM UTC
Kansas City +1.5
ANALYSIS: You may not be aware of this, but one of the best pitchers in the AL since late July has been Kansas City's Carlos Hernandez. He was originally to pitch Thursday on extra rest but will go here in place of injured Mike Minor. Since July 29, Hernandez is 5-0 with a 1.68 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts). The ERA leads the AL and his .192 opponents’ average is second over that span. Oakland's Sean Manaea has been rather hit-or-miss over his past seven and the A’s have a 6.82 ERA in September, which is second highest in the majors. Oakland remains without injured slugger Matt Chapman. KC is 16-7 in its past 23 games vs. a left-handed starter. We'll take the runline, though.