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Bartolo Colon and the Oakland Athletics have a 12:35 ET start to their away game in Cincinnati. Homer Bailey heads to the mound for a Cincinnati team that has been a bit sporadic as of late. Oakland has been able to ride the arm of Bartolo Colon’s arm all season. If they’re going to remain in the thick of things he is going to need to ramp things up even more. Colon’s name was one of the names linked with the Biogenesis scandal. When it came down to it though, Colon was not named as one of the players suspended. Colon has that old school ability to be able to give up hits and survive innings with managing his pitches one by one. He allowed seven or more hits in five of six starts in July, yet he went 3-1 with two non decisions.

His attention to detail is not waning, and having a pitcher such as him head to the mound will boost the lineup from an offensive standpoint. Take Oakland as a slight underdog at +109


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