The playoff-bound Oakland Athletics will have several players looking to reach milestones on Sunday when they visit the Los Angeles Angels for the rubber match of their season-ending three-game series. Major-league home run leader Khris Davis and Jed Lowrie aim to hit key marks and help send Oakland to New York for the American League wild-card game versus the Yankees on a positive note after starring in Saturday's 5-2 triumph.

Davis belted a two-run shot in the first inning, leaving him two shy of the first 50-homer season of his career. The slugger finished Saturday 1-for-3 to keep his batting average at .247 - the exact mark with which he concluded each of the last three campaigns. Lowrie hopes to put the finishing touches on his career season by reaching a milestone of his own, as he is one RBI shy of 100 after driving in runs with a sacrifice fly and solo homer on Saturday. The Angels managed only four singles in the setback as their four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt.

TV: 3:07 p.m. ET, NBCS California (Oakland), FS West (Los Angeles)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics LH Brett Anderson (4-5, 4.42 ERA) vs. Angels RH Matt Shoemaker (2-2, 4.82)

Anderson lasted only 2 1/3 innings at Seattle on Tuesday but escaped with a no-decision despite being tagged for five runs and seven hits. The 30-year-old Texan, who has issued only 13 walks in 77 1/3 frames this season, was much better in his previous outing - a victory over the Angels on Sept. 19 in which he scattered three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. With the win, Anderson improved to 2-3 with a 3.36 ERA in nine career starts and three relief appearances against Los Angeles.

Shoemaker is coming off a no-decision against Texas on Tuesday in which he allowed just one run and four hits over five innings. It extended the 32-year-old native of Michigan's winless streak to three starts, a stretch during which he registered 19 strikeouts and issued just two walks in 12 1/3 frames. Shoemaker is 6-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 14 career appearances (13 starts) against Oakland, including a 1-1 record and 8.64 ERA in two turns this season.

WALK-OFFS

1. Angels CF Mike Trout needs two home runs on Sunday to match the career high of 41 he set in 2015.

2. Oakland 3B Matt Chapman reached the century mark in runs on Saturday, joining Al Simmons, Bob Johnson, Wally Moses and Jason Giambi as the only players in Athletics history to record 100 runs, 40 doubles and 20 homers in a season.

3. Los Angeles DH Shohei Ohtani, a solid AL Rookie of the Year candidate, has his four-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday.

PREDICTION: Athletics 5, Angels 3  Bet Now

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Team Name

AWAY
Brett Anderson Pitching order:1
Lou Trivino Pitching order:2
Yusmeiro Petit Pitching order:3
Ryan Buchter Pitching order:4
J.B. Wendelken Pitching order:5
Emilio Pagan Pitching order:6
Chris Hatcher Pitching order:7
Nick Martini Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Josh Phegley Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Jed Lowrie Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Jonathan Lucroy Batting order:4 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (DH)
Beau Taylor Batting order:9 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (C)
Ramon Laureano Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Mark Canha Batting order:7 Slot:2
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Stephen Piscotty Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Matt Joyce Batting order:8 Slot:2
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Matt Chapman Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Chad Pinder Batting order:2 Slot:2
Position: Third Base (3B)
Franklin Barreto Batting order:6 Slot:2
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Marcus Semien Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Matt Olson Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Khris Davis Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Designated Hitter (DH)

Team Name

HOME
Matt Shoemaker Pitching order:1
Odrisamer Despaigne Pitching order:2
Williams Jerez Pitching order:3
Junichi Tazawa Pitching order:4
Parker Bridwell Pitching order:5
Eric Young Jr. Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Joe Hudson Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Sherman Johnson Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Francisco Arcia Batting order:8 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (C)
Mike Trout Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Michael Hermosillo Batting order:2 Slot:2
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Kole Calhoun Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Taylor Ward Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Kaleb Cowart Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Jefry Marte Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Jabari Blash Batting order:1 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Runner (PR)
2nd Position: (RF)
Shohei Ohtani Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Designated Hitter (DH)

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