Athletics Vs. Indians Series Preview: Oakland Returns Home

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 19: Seth Smith #15 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates his run with the bench for a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 19, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians will come to the O.co Coliseum for a three-game series beginning on Friday. The Oakland Athletics will hope to climb above .500 at the start of their 2012 season.

The Oakland Athletics have had a solid start to their 2012 season. They're fresh off a series win against the Los Angeles Angels and looking to climb above .500 as they return to the O.co Coliseum for another homestand. They'll host the Cleveland Indians beginning on Friday, who are in the middle of the pack in the AL Central.

Graham Godfrey will try for his first win of 2012 on Friday. He'll put his 0-2 record up against Indians ace Ubaldo Jimenez, who has a 1-0 record and a 4.50 ERA. The 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.

On Saturday, Brandon McCarthy will also be in search of his first win. He'll go up against the decisionless Jeanmar Gomez. Saturday's game starts at 6:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California+ and the MLB Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game.

Sunday's finale will pit right-hander against right-hander. Justin Masterson of the Indians will enter the game with an 0-1 record and 6.48 ERA. The A's Tyson Ross has not recorded a decision, but holds a 3.00 ERA. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game.

For all news and information regarding the Oakland A's, please visit Athletics Nation. For updates and perspective regarding the Cleveland Indians, head on over to Let's Go Tribe or check out SB Nation Cleveland.

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