Major League preseason action continues on Tuesday as the teams continue to prepare for the start of the new baseball season. The 2019 MLB season begins on March 20th with a series of games in Japan while the 30 teams will open the season traditionally on March 28th.

Let’s take a  look at a couple of games involving the Cactus League leaders San Diego Padres and cellar dwellers San Francisco Giants. Also, we’ll give our predictions for some of the games on schedule in our Quick Picks section.

Baseball Oakland Athletics vs San Diego Padres

The Oakland Athletics are currently in a three-way tie for third place in the Cactus League with their 10-7 record. The A’s have won three games in a row and are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played. Among the Top 10 teams in the league, only Oakland has a minus run difference ( runs scored – runs allowed ) of -18 and they are the only team in the Top 10 in the standings to have a negative run difference.

Josh Phegley is batting at .360 and has drilled two home runs and seven RBIs in exhibition plat while Chad Pinder leads the Athletics with 9 RBIs and 1 home run and is batting at .345 in exhibition play.

Oakland Athletics vs San Diego Padres Odds

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The San Diego Padres are on top of the Cactus league with their 10-5 record. San Diego is 6-3-1 SU in their last 10 games played. The Padres have won three out of their last four games including the last two. Sand Diego’s run difference of +16 ranks only next to the Chicago Cubs for #1 in the entire Cactus League.

Aderlin Rodriguez has been the main offensive weapon for the Padres. Rodriguez is batting .333 and leads San Diego with 12 RBIs ad four home runs while Francisco Mejia has 9 RBIs and three home runs. Jose Pirela lead the Padres with a total of 11 hits. Pirela also has three home runs and is batting at .407.

Prediction: San Diego Padres. San Diego is the top team in the Cactus League, for whatever that’s worth. They are 8th in batting average and have produced the 6th most runs in Spring Training while their pitching staff has also has the 8th best ERA in their league.

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Baseball Milwaukee Brewers vs San Francisco Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers are 9-8 on the season and are two games behind the Cactus League leaders Padres. Milwaukee enters this games having won seven out of their last 10 games and they have a run difference of +4.

Milwaukee’s top offensive producer is currently Hernan Perez who leads the team with three homers and nine RBIs. Keston Hiura is batting .240 and has two home runs and seven RBIs as well. Meanwhile, Orlando Arcia has six RBIs on six hits and Travis Shaw three home runs on six hits.

Milwaukee Brewers vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The San Francisco Giants are second to the last in the Cactus League standings with their 5-10 record. They are five games behind the leaders and they have won just twice in their last nine games played. San Francisco’s run difference of -23 is currently the worst in the Cactus League.

Zach Green leads San Francisco with 4 RBIs on five hits including two home runs in preseason play. Mike Gerber is aso batting at .429 and has six hits with four RBIs while Evan Longoria is hitting at .350 with seven hits four RBIs and also two home runs for the Giants.

Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers aren’t among the highest scoring teams at just 21st in runs but their pitching staff have held their own with the 10th best ERA and the 8th WIP and 6th BAA in their league. The Giants -23 run difference is also a turn-off.

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Baseball Quick Predictions and Picks

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs, Prediction: Chicago Cubs

Texas Rangers +110 vs Arizona Diamondbacks -130, Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks

Baltimore Orioles +190 vs New York Yankees -220, Prediction: New York Yankees

Houston Astros +105 vs Washington Nationals -125, Prediction: Washington Nationals

Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox, Prediction: Seattle Mariners

Tampa Bay Rays -110 vs Toronto Blue Jays -110: Toronto Blue Jays

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