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Athletics vs. Phillies, Interleague Play Preview: Josh Outman Meets Roy Halladay In Rubber Match

The Oakland Athletics wrap up their National League road games as they look to secure a series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The A's defeated Philly 4-1 on Saturday behind strong pitching from Trevor Cahill and a few timely hits through the lineup. The win was only the A's second road victory in interleague play this season. The victory allowed the A's to cut the Texas lead in the AL West back down to six games.

The A's will look to win the rubber match with Josh Outman facing Roy Halladay. Although Halladay has a 4.54 ERA in 16 career starts against the A's, he is 3-0 with a 2.09 ERA over his last five starts. Josh Outman will look to continue his solid run since returning from Tommy John surgery. Since returning to the big leagues Outman has been solid night in and night out. Aside from his poor 2 2/3 innings performance against Boston, Outman has gone at least six innings each start and given up no more than three runs.

The A's and Phillies will square off at 10:35am pacific on Sunday on CSN California before the A's head home for a six game homestand.