CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 03: Mike Scioscia #14 manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim argues a call with Dana DeMuth in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 3, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Angels will visit the A's for a three-game series with big implications. One of these two teams will end the series in second place in the American League West.
The Oakland A's hit a bit of a stumbling block over the weekend as they had to settle for splitting a four-game series against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Beginning on Monday, they'll face a much tougher opponent and a divisional rival in the Los Angeles Angels. As the Angels arrive in town, the A's hold a half-game lead over them for second place in the American League West. The A's will be trying to extend that lead and gain a little breathing room over the course of the season.
The Angels have had issues with their bullpen being able to hold leads all season. Since the A's will be playing at O.co Coliseum, where they hold and MLB-leading 13 walk-off wins, they may be licking their chops in anticipation. Hopefully the L.A. bullpen can give them some pitches to feast on.
TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More
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. This will be a tough pitching matchup for the A's. The Angels will send their ace Jered Weaver to the mound, looking for his 15th win. On the A's side, Jarrod Parker is coming off a quality start and trying to get his eighth win of the year.
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. C.J. Wilson is still in search of his 10th win and has been knocked around as of late. His opponent will be Bartolo Colon, who threw eight shutout innings against the Blue Jays in his last start.
Wednesday's finale will begin at 12:35 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. New arrival Zack Greinke is still looking for his first win for the Angels since coming over in a trade from the Brewers. The A's will send new call-up Dan Straily to the mound, who was impressive in his Major League debut.
3 game series vs Angels @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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