- The A’s just took 2 of 3 from the Rangers to open up a 3.5 game lead in the AL West. Oakland had won 6 straight before losing the final game of the Rangers series 14-0.
- After winning 4 of 7 from the Tigers and the Red Sox, the Rays proceeded to remind us that they are still the Devil Rays and lost 3 straight to the Mariners. The Rays are now 22 games behind the Yankees and 4 games behind the 4th place O’s.
- Scott Kazmir will come off the DL tonight to face Dan Harren, who has won 3 straight starts. Kazmir already has the second most strikeouts in team history, 18 behind Victor Zambrano.
- Look out for the mighty Casey Fossum! Tomorrow night Fossum will face Joe Blanton, who has won 4 of last 5 starts. Fossum is 4-1 with a 3.51 ERA in last 8 starts. That has to be a typo. right?
Friday, 10:05 et
Devil Rays Scott Kazmir, LHP (10-7, 3.36)
Oakland Dan Harren, RHP (9-9, 3.67)
Satuday, 9:05 et
Devil Rays Casey Fossum, LHP (6-4, 4.63)
Oakland Joe Blanton, RHP (12-9, 4.61)
Sunday, 4:05 et
Devil Rays Tim Corcoran, RHP (4-3, 4.14)
Oakland Estaban Loaiza, RHP (5-7, 6.41)