Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics
Monday, October 1, 7:05 PM PT, Oakland Coliseum
Martin Perez, LHP
Stats1-3, 5.03 ERA
Perez was knocked out in the first inning by the A's on Wednesday when he allowed five runs on six hits. It was his second start since replacing Scott Feldman in the rotation. Perez's only win came vs. Oakland on June 30.
Jarrod Parker, RHP
12-8, 3.44 ERA
Parker appeared prime for a short outing when he allowed three runs through the first two innings against the Rangers on Wednesday. He made an impressive recovery, though, never again allowing a runner past second base in his final four frames.
Tuesday, October 2, 7:05 PM PT, Oakland Coliseum
Matt Harrison, LHP
18-10, 3.26 ERA
Harrison is 3-1 with a 2.54 ERA and has tied Kenny Rogers for the most wins by a left-hander in club history. He could be only the second pitcher in Rangers history to finish with 18-plus wins and an ERA of under 3.30. Ferguson Jenkins is the other.
Travis Blackley, LHP
5-4, 4.00 ERA
The A's will stick with starting Blackley despite his last start in which he allowed five runs on five hits in only one inning. Subbing for the injured Brett Anderson, Blackley previously had allowed four runs in two innings against the Yankees.
Wednesday, October 3, 12:35 PM PT, Oakland Coliseum
Ryan Dempster, RHP
7-3, 4.64 ERA
A.J. Griffin, RHP
7-1, 2.71 ERA
Griffin takes the mound against the Rangers in the final game of the season, with the rookie saying he envisioned such scenarios while playing backyard whiffle ball with his brother. Griffin is 3-0 with a 2.51 ERA at home this season.