Garrett Richards held Oakland at bay Monday giving up just one run on four hits, no walks with four strikeouts over seven innings.
Richards came into Monday's matchup 0-3 with a 7.50 ERA (30 IP, 25 ER) in his six career starts against the Athletics, making last night's performance even that much more impressive. One of the keys to Richards success this season is that he has allowed just two home runs over 81.1 innings pitched for a HR/9 rate that leads MLB.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Julio Jones did not practice Monday.
Jones is still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury and while he was able to play Sunday, there is concern this week with the short turnaround for the Thursday game. Consider him day-to-day and stay on top of all the latest news before making your final lineup decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cecil Shorts thinks he'll play against Jacksonville.
Shorts missed Thursday's game with a shoulder injury but both he and the team believe that he will be able to play this week. With DeAndre Hopkins being the clear-cut No. 1 and with the emergence of Jalen Strong and Keith Mumphrey, it's difficult to see Shorts getting enough work to be a productive fantasy play. He'll still see a few targets if he's on the field, but he'll be hit-or-miss. Analysis: Howard Bender