Athletics Vs. Angels Series Preview: Oakland Heads South In Search Of A Winning Series

Apr 15, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Eric Sogard (28) (right) is greeted by teammates after a three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the 5th inning at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Oakland 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

The Oakland Athletics will head south on Monday to kick off a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels. The A's will be trying to stay in front of the Angels in the AL West.

The Oakland Athletics are still licking their wounds from a losing series against the Seattle Mariners, but will head to Southern California on Monday to continue their road trip against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels are currently 3-6 and in last place in the American League West. The A's will attempt to keep them there over the course of the four-game series.

On Monday, the two teams' aces will face off in a strong matchup. Brandon McCarthy, still in search of his first win, will take the hill for the A's in his third start of the season. He'll go up against Jered Weaver, who is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA. That game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN+2. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game.

Tuesday's game will feature Tyson Ross making his season debut for the A's. He'll go up against Dan Haren, who has had a rough start with an 0-1 record and 6.97 ERA. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game.

Bartolo Colon will get the start for Oakland on Wednesday. He's been the A's most consistent pitcher thus far, with a 2-1 record and 3.72 ERA. He'll go up against Ervin Santana, who has struggled mightily and holds a 7.71 ERA to go along with his 0-2 record. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game.

The series finale will come on Thursday. Lefty phenom Tom Milone will try to improve on his 1-1 record and 2.57 ERA. The A's will have to contend with the Angels' new lefty star C.J. Wilson, who holds a sparkling 2-0 record with a 1.38 ERA. Thursday's game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN+ and MLB Network. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game.


Current Series

4 game series vs Angels @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Oakland Athletics
@ Los Angeles Angels

Monday, Apr 16, 2012, 7:05 PM PDT
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Brandon McCarthy vs Jered Weaver

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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