Series Preview: @ Oakland Athletics

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The top two teams in the American League go face-to-face this weekend in the O.co Coliseum.

Calling this the most important series of the season thus far might be an understatement. The Angels sit at 30-23, just 1.5 games behind the Athletics who have a 32-22 record. Each game is setup for a pitching duel, especially if Tyler Skaggs rebounds from his last outing. Mike Trout has been slowly warming up, batting .440 in the seven days. While Josh Hamilton may not be in the lineup, the Halos have certainly had everyone putting in their share of work.

May 30 7:05pm (57, partly cloudy) -- FOX Sports West, Comcast SportsNet California

W-L ERA WHIP K BB GS IP
Garrett Richards 4-1 3.00 1.121 62 24 10 66.0

W-L ERA WHIP K BB GS IP
Drew Pomeranz 4-2 1.38 1.163 30 14 4 32.2

May 31 7:05pm (57, clear) -- FOX Sports West, Comcast SportsNet California, MLB Network

W-L ERA WHIP K BB GS IP
Tyler Skaggs 4-2 3.97 1.142 47 16 10 65.2

W-L ERA WHIP K BB GS IP
Tommy Milone 3-3 3.50 1.204 36 18 9 54.0

June 1 1:05pm (72, clear) -- FOX Sports West, Comcast SportsNet California

W-L ERA WHIP K BB GS IP
Jered Weaver 6-3 2.99 1.051 55 22 11 72.1

W-L ERA WHIP K BB GS IP
Sonny Gray 5-1 2.31 1.122 60 24 11 74.0

Injury Report

Name Status Est. Return
LAA Ryan Brasier (right elbow)
Sean Burnett (left elbow)
Dane De La Rosa (right s/c joint)
Josh Hamilton (left thumb)
Brian Moran (left elbow)
Ian Stewart (left hand)
*Don Baylor (right leg)
60-day DL
Season over
15-day DL
15-day DL
Season over
15-day DL
Elevating leg
TBD
2015
Early June
Early June
2015
Early June
2015
OAK Ryan Cook (right forearm)
Jake Elmore (left quadriceps)
A.J. Griffin (right flexor muscle)
Jed Lowrie (neck)
Eric O'Flaherty (Tommy John)
Jarrod Parker (Tommy John)
15-day DL
60-day DL
Season over
N/A
60-day DL
Season over
Early June
June
2015
May 30
Mid June
2015

Time to get down to business and fight for the West.

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