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Oakland at Detroit
When: 3:10 PM ET, Monday, June 25, 2018
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

Edwin Jackson will match a major-league record on Monday afternoon when the veteran right-hander suits up for his 13th team as the Oakland Athletics open a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Jackson, who will join former reliever Octavio Dotel for the honor, opted out of his contract with Washington before signing a minor-league deal with the Athletics on June 6.

Jackson could receive a jolt from an Oakland offense that has made itself at home in opposing ballparks, with Mark Canha's lead-off blast in the fifth inning in Sunday's 10-3 setback to the Chicago White Sox, helping the Athletics set a major-league record with 25 straight road games with a homer. The 29-year-old's drive pushed his hitting streak to six games, during which he has three homers, six RBIs and five runs scored. Like Oakland (40-38), Detroit (36-42) was on the business end of a blowout on Sunday to see its skid reach five straight games - tying a season high. Nicholas Castellanos answered a 1-for-13 slump by going 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's 12-2 setback.

TV: 3:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FS Detroit

PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Edwin Jackson (2017: 5-6, 5.21 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 4.95)

Jackson, who has pitched for the Tigers among a host of other teams, posted a 0-1 mark with a 4.02 ERA and eight walks in 15 2/3 innings over three starts with Triple-A Nashville. The 34-year-old is lending a hand to an injury-ravaged rotation in Oakland that is without Trevor Cahill (Achilles'), Daniel Gossett (elbow), Brett Anderson (shoulder), Andrew Triggs (arm) and Jharel Cotton (elbow). Victor Martinez is 5-for-25 in his career versus Jackson, while Castellanos (0-for-3, two strikeouts), Jose Iglesias (0-for-3) and James McCann (0-for-2) are hitless against the hurler.

Zimmermann retired the first 12 batters he faced before running into trouble in the fifth inning on June 16, eventually yielding four runs on as many hits in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox. The start was the 32-year-old's first after missing six weeks with a right shoulder impingement. Khris Davis is 1-for-12 with four strikeouts versus Zimmermann, who sports a 1-0 mark with a 1.14 WHIP in two career starts against Oakland.

WALK-OFFS

1. Iglesias had nine hits in his previous six games before going 0-for-3 on Sunday.

2. Oakland has launched 68 homers in 38 road games this season, as opposed to just 36 in 40 home tilts.

3. The Athletics own a 10-4 record against American League Central representatives.

PREDICTION: Tigers 5, Athletics 4
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Oakland 40-38 L1 20-20 20-18 13-7 10-4 12-25 5-2
Detroit 36-42 L5 23-17 13-25 10-8 18-20 7-7 1-7
Last Meeting
Oakland Detroit
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/20/17 OAK 3 DET 2 .176 1 .567 .250 0 .576
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Oakland N/A
Detroit N/A
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Oakland B. Anderson 0 0 0
Detroit J. Barbato 0 0 0
Pitching ERA Avg K
Oakland 0.00 .000 0
Detroit 0.00 .000 0
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Oakland J. Lowrie .281 85 .803
Detroit N. Castellanos .303 92 .835
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Oakland K. Davis 20 42 52
Detroit J. Candelario 11 37 31
Pitching ERA Avg K
Oakland 4.10 .241 583
Detroit 4.46 .249 587