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Athletics Vs. Rays Game Preview: Jarrod Parker Takes The Hill For Oakland

The Oakland A's needs its offense to wake up in game two of a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Tampa Bay shut out the A's 5-0 on Thursday night, holding Oakland to just four hits.

Jarrod Parker (8-7, 3.48 ERA) takes the mound for the A's. Parker led the A's to victory in his last start, pitching eight shutout innings while only walking one batter and giving up six hits. The Rays send out Matt Moore (10-7, 3.57 ERA) to face the A's. Moore has only given up four total earned runs in his last three starts. In his last outing against the Los Angeles Angels, he gave up two runs and five hits over 6.1 innings of work.

These two teams last met for a three-game series at the end of July with the Rays taking two of the three games at Oakland.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. PT at Tropicana Field. The game will be televised on CSNCA and broadcasted on 95.7 FM.

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