Athletics Vs. Blue Jays Series Preview: Oakland Returns Home Looking To Gain Ground

May 6, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson (2) hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The A's will return to O.co Coliseum for a fresh homestand on Tuesday. They'll take on the Blue Jays in a short two-game series.

On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics will return to the East Bay having just taken two of three games against the scuffling Boston Red Sox. They will take on the Toronto Blue Jays for a short two-game series and face the two strongest starters in the Toronto rotation.

The A's are just 3.5 games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West and will be attempting to close that gap during their homestand. The Blue Jays will be no pushovers, but are coming off a four-game series split against the Los Angeles Angels where they dropped the last two games.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

On Tuesday, the game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. The radio broadcast can be found on 95.7 The Game. Brandon McCarthy will take the hill for Oakland and will attempt to even up his 2-3 record as he faces off against Toronto ace Ricky Romero, who is 4-0 with a 3.64 ERA.

Wednesday's first pitch will be at 12:35 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. The radio broadcast can be found on 95.7 The Game. Jarrod Parker takes his 1-0 record and 1.38 ERA into the game to match up with the 3-1 Brandon Morrow, who just tossed a complete game shutout against the Los Angeles Angels in his last start.


Current Series

2 game series vs Blue Jays @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Wed 05/09 12:35 PM PDT

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