With their next win, the Oakland Athletics will clinch a postseason berth. Here's the thing, though: they currently hold the second Wild Card spot in the American League. But they're only two games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West. The Rangers come to the O.co Coliseum on Monday for the final three-game series of the 2012 regular season. With a sweep, the A's could claim the division title and bypass the one-and-done Wild Card scenario.
I think we all know what to root for, here. Hopefully the A's will be breaking out the brooms on Wednesday. Either way, a single victory will secure a trip to the playoffs. What a wild ride it has been. Let's hope it stays just as wild for the next three days.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Monday's game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. The A's will start the series off with a favorable pitching matchup. Jarrod Parker goes for his staff-leading 13th win as he takes on Martin Perez, who is 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA.
First pitch on Tuesday will be at 7:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Travis Blackley will try to regroup after a very rough start against the Yankees. He'll have a tough opponent in Matt Harrison, who is going for his 19th win.
Wednesday's season finale will get started at 12:35 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. A.J. Griffin will attempt to finish his rookie season with eight wins. He'll take on Ryan Dempster, who has gone 7-3 with a 4.64 ERA since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline.