The Oakland Athletics are coming off a wild 3-2 victory over the Orioles on Friday night, and now they'll turn to one of their promising young pitchers to clinch at least a series victory. Jarrod Parker has been very impressive in his debut season with the club, entering Saturday's game with a 10-8 record and 3.56 ERA. In his last three starts Parker is 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched.
The Orioles will give the ball to young southpaw Zach Britton. He does not have great overall numbers this season (5-2, 4.72 ERA), although he's been great in recent weeks with a 2-1 record, 2.95 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 18 innings. Most importantly, it seems like Baltimore always plays well when he's on the mound.
First pitch at Oakland Coliseum is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. PT this evening.
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