ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 26: Fans hold up signs of Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers as he pitches against the Detroit Tigers on June 26, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
The A's are back in Arlington. Can they give the Rangers a run for their money?
The Oakland Athletics saw their offense dry up over the past three days, but they still managed to take two of three games from the Seattle Mariners in enemy territory. Scoring five runs in three games is not likely to fly, however, as the A's head to Arlington on Thursday to kick off a four-game set against the first-place Texas Rangers.
The Athletics' American League West divisional rivals hold one of the best records in baseball and have been a veritable offensive juggernaut for most of the season. The A's have a chance to turn some heads over the next four days, but it's a question of whether their offense will show up.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Thursday's game begins at 5:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Both starters for the opener have startlingly similar records. Tyson Ross is 2-7 with a 6.02 ERA, while Scott Feldman is 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA.
The first pitch on Friday will be at 5:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. A.J. Griffin allowed just two runs in six innings in his major league debut against the San Francisco Giants and is still looking for his first MLB win. He'll take on one of Texas' two best pitchers, the 10-3 Matt Harrison.
Saturday's game will begin at 4:15 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally on FOX. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Tom Milone is looking for his ninth win of the season. He'll take on Justin Grimm, who is making his third career start and is 1-1 with an 11.57 ERA.
The finale on Sunday will begin at 4:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. The starter for the A's is yet to be announced, but whoever it is will go up against the frightening Yu Darvish, who is 10-4.