July 28, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena (23) and relief pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) celebrate the Rays 3-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
The A's are trying to keep in the hunt and stay in second place in the AL West. A series against the Rays at O.co Coliseum could help with that.
The Oakland Athletics finished up their winning road trip with a shiny new second-place spot in the American League West. While the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers will be duking it out for the next few days, the A's have an opportunity to quietly gain some ground as they return home and host the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series.
The Rays are just coming off taking two of three from the Angels, while the A's have taken two of three from the Baltimore Orioles. The A's have been keeping a blistering pace and they're hoping for yet another series win; they haven't dropped a set since the All-Star Break. While the Rays managed to upend the Angels for two games, they did it behind two shutouts. If the A's can score some runs, they can likely get the job done.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Monday's 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. A.J. Griffin is still 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA, but he'll have to take on Tampa Bay's ace David Price, who is in search of his 15th win.
Tuesday's first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Tom Milone will be gunning for his 10th win of the year in a breakout season. He'll have to face the always-dangerous James Shields, who is 8-7 with a 4.52 ERA.
Wednesday's finale will get started at 12:35 p.m. PT and will not be televised locally. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Jarrod Parker takes his 7-4 record and 3.38 ERA into the finale, where he'll meet up with Alexander Colome, who is making his debut with the Rays.