The Oakland Athletics managed to avoid a sweep on the road at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, but now they'll face perhaps an even tougher opponent as they head to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees. The Yankees just completed a winning series against the Blue Jays and continue to duke it out with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League East.
Can the A's help their own Wild Card cause and play the role of spoiler at the same time?
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Friday's game will begin at 4:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California and MLB Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Jarrod Parker will get the unlucky draw of having to face Yankees ace CC Sabathia in the opener. Sabathia enters the game with a 13-6 record and 3.63 ERA.
Saturday's game will get started at 10:05 a.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Travis Blackley will get the spot start as he goes for his sixth win. He takes on Ivan Nova, who is 12-7 with a 4.85 ERA.
Sunday's finale will start at 10:05 a.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California and TBS. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. A.J. Griffin will try to rebound from his first career loss as he takes on Hiroki Kuroda, who currently holds a 14-10 record and an ERA of 3.26.
Athletics lead the series 2-1
WP: Alex Cobb (8 - 8)
LP: Tyson Ross (2 - 9)
|0 - 5 loss|
WP: Ryan Cook (6 - 2)
SV: Grant Balfour
LP: Joel Peralta (1 - 6)
|5 - 4 win|
WP: Brandon McCarthy (7 - 5)
SV: Grant Balfour
LP: Jeremy Hellickson (8 - 9)
|4 - 2 win|
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