Athletics Vs. Tigers Series Preview: Oakland Tries To Take Advantage Of Struggling Detroit Team

May 9, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics third baseman Brandon Inge (7) makes the catch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The Oakland A's are starting to turn some heads with their scrappy play. They host the Detroit Tigers for a four-game series at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will host the Detroit Tigers for a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. The A's are coming off a split two-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, while the Tigers have just dropped two out of three games to the Seattle Mariners.

The A's are surprising a lot of people. They are currently 16-15 and are 4.5 games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West. The A's are hoping the buzz around them will continue to build as they remain tough competitors and keep scrapping for wins. The Tigers have been playing .500 ball both at home and on the road and are 15-15.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

Thursday's series opener will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can find the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. Bartolo Colon will get the start for the A's and will be going for his fourth win. Max Scherzer will start for the Tigers and will enter the game with a 1-3 record and 6.32 ERA.

First pitch on Friday will be at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can find the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. Lefty phenom Tom Milone goes for his fifth win of the year opposite Rick Porcello, who is 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA.

Saturday's game will begin at 5:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can find the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. Doug Fister will get the start for Detroit and has not recorded a decision in 2012. The starting pitcher for the A's is yet to be determined.

The series finale on Sunday will begin at 1:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can find the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. Jarrod Parker takes the mound for the A's with a 1-0 record and a 1.80 ERA, but he gets a tough draw as Detroit will take to the field behind ace Justin Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner.


Current Series

4 game series vs Tigers @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Detroit Tigers
@ Oakland Athletics

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:05 PM PDT
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Max Scherzer vs Bartolo Colon

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

Complete Coverage >

Fri 05/11 7:05 PM PDT
Sat 05/12 5:05 PM PDT
Sun 05/13 1:05 PM PDT

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