Athletics Vs. Rays Series Preview: Oakland Tries To Keep Winning On Their Road Trip

May 3, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez (1) and first baseman Carlos Pena (23) celebrate after they beat the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Oakland Athletics have just won two of three in Boston. They'll look to stretch their win streak to three on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Oakland Athletics are still trying to figure out just how good a team they are. They're fresh off a series win over the struggling Boston Red Sox and beginning on Friday will visit the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series.

The Rays are in first place in the stacked American League East and are just coming off a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners. The A's will try to present a more formidable opponent for the Rays and climb back above .500 on their road trip. The A's are currently 13-13 and are in second place in the AL West, just four games behind the Texas Rangers.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

On Friday, the game will begin at 4:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. The A's will send Tyson Ross to the hill for the start. Ross is currently 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA. He'll go up against David Price, who is 4-1 with a 2.67 ERA.

On Saturday, the game will begin at 4:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. The A's true ace thus far in 2012, Bartolo Colon, will look to rebound from a rough loss as he takes on the undefeated Jeremy Hellickson.

Sunday's finale will begin at 10:40 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game. A's youngster Tom Milone will look to pick up his fourth win and continue his string of impressive showings. He will face off against the Rays' Matt Moore in a battle of left-handers.


Current Series

3 game series vs Rays @ Tropicana Field

Sat 05/05 4:10 PM PDT
Sun 05/06 10:40 AM PDT

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