OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics ask for time out after tagging out Scott Podsednik #26 of the Boston Red Sox at home plate in the top of the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 2, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)
The Athletics will be trying for their 10th straight win on Labor Day. The Angels are in town for a massive three-game series.
The Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels are on a collision course. The American League West rivals will kick off a three-game series on Monday that may have deep playoff repercussions as the A's try to keep pace in the division and stay on top in the Wild Card standings.
Oakland has won nine straight games and have been firing on all cylinders. What's more, they'll have three of their strongest pitchers going up against the Angels while at the same time missing Jered Weaver in the rotation. It's possible the A's could distance themselves from the Angels while playing a bit of a spoiler as well.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Monday's game will begin at 1:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN California. You can catch the radio broadcast on 95.7 FM The Game. Tom Milone will be going for his 12th win against C.J. Wilson, who looked strong in his last outing to snap an 11-game winless streak.
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. Jarrod Parker will be trying to pick up his 10th win of the season. The Angels will send Zack Greinke to the mound, who is just 3-2 with a 4.82 ERA since being traded to Los Angeles.
Wednesday's finale will get started 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. Brandon McCarthy will try for his second straight win. The Angels will be taking the field behind Dan Haren, who is coming off of one of his best starts of the season.