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Athletics Vs. Orioles Series Preview: Oakland Tries To Extend Win Streak To 3

The Oakland Athletics will kick off a road trip against the Baltimore Orioles. The first-place O's will be no pushovers.

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The Oakland Athletics had to fight tooth and nail to take two out of three games from the Chicago White Sox at O.co Coliseum, but as they kick off a road trip on Friday, they'll hope to keep things rolling along. They'll first have to deal with a surprising Baltimore Orioles team that is currently on top of the American League East.

The A's had some terrific pitching performances over the past week, but have had problems with run support. They'll be hoping that Yoenis Cespedes enjoys hitting home runs even better on the road than his moon shots to straightaway center in the spacious confines of the Coliseum in Oakland. Some offensive contributions from other spots in the lineup wouldn't hurt, either.

Probable Pitchers and Game Times:

On Friday, Brandon McCarthy will look for his first win of the season, as he is currently 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA. He'll go up against Jake Arrieta, who is 1-1 with a 4.01 ERA. The game will begin at 4:05 p.m. ET and will be televised on CSN-California. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game.

On Saturday, the 1-0 Tyson Ross will face off against Wei-Yin Chin, who is also 1-0, with a 2.60 ERA. The game will begin at 4:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on CSN-California. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game.

Sunday's finale will pit Bartolo Colon, who so far has been Oakland's best pitcher, against the 2-1 Tommy Hunter. Hunter has a 4.74 ERA this season but has benefited from plenty of run support. The A's will be hoping to take advantage while Colon shuts the O's bats down. First pitch will be at 10:35 a.m. PT and the game will be televised on CSN-California. You can listen to the radio broadcast on 95.7 The Game.


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3 game series vs Orioles @ Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oakland Athletics
@ Baltimore Orioles

Friday, Apr 27, 2012, 4:05 PM PDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Brandon McCarthy vs Jake Arrieta

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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