Entering play Friday night, the Oakland squad has a 1.5 lead on the Halos, but have won 4 of their last ten games. In the meantime, the Angels had won 5 straight series before splitting a four-game set in Seattle, and have won 14 of their last 20. The club can thank their starters for the hot streak as they've posted a 2.85 ERA (129.1 IP – 41 ER) while holding opponents to a .209 batting average against (98/470) with 35 walks and 103 Ks. Also, the rotation has 15 quality starts in their 19-game span.
Friday: Richards (4-1, 3.00 ERA) vs Pomeranz (4-2, 1.38 ERA)
Saturday: Skaggs(4-2, 3.97 ERA) vs Milone (3-3, 3.50 ERA)
Sunday: Weaver (6-3, 2.99 ERA) vs Gray (5-1, 2.31 ERA)
Thanks again, Alex!