Athletics Vs. Rays Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

August 22, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The A's are hungry for more wins. They'll take on the Rays in Florida beginning on Thursday.

The Oakland Athletics are still keeping pace in the American League West and remain in the thick of the Wild Card chase. They are coming off a series win over the Minnesota Twins and will try to capture at least two of three as they visit the Tampa Bay Rays beginning on Thursday.

The Rays will be the toughest opponent the A's have faced in a couple of weeks. This could very well end up being a preview of the coming playoffs.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

Thursday's game will begin at 4:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California and the MLB Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Bartolo Colon was set to get this start, but it will be Tyson Ross, who has been recalled to fill Colon's spot in the rotation. Ross has been 2-8 with a 6.35 ERA in the majors in 2012. He will face Alex Cobb, who enters the game with a 7-8 record and 4.74 ERA.

First pitch on Friday will be at 4:10 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. This game will be a showdown of two great young arms. Jarrod Parker is seeking his 10th win, while Matt Moore currently sits at 10-7 with a 3.57 ERA.

Saturday's finale will get started at 10:10 a.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Brandon McCarthy had a rough start his last time up in the order, so he'll be trying to regroup on the road. He faces the 8-8 Jeremy Hellickson, who has an ERA of 3.28.


Current Series

4 game series vs Rays @ Tropicana Field

Fri 08/24 4:10 PM PDT
Sat 08/25 10:10 AM PDT
Sun 08/26 5:05 PM PDT

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