Game 1 7:05 PM
RHP Garrett Richards (ERA 4.33 WHIP 1.29 BAA .257)
Scouting Report: Richards, taking Joe Blanton's rotation spot, shut out the A's through five innings Saturday while making his first start in nearly three months. The 25-year-old is getting the chance to prove he should be a starter in 2014.
RHP Josh Johnson (ERA 6.08 WHIP 1.57 BAA .289)
Game 2 7:05 PM
RHP Tommy Hanson (ERA 5.15 WHIP 1.51 BAA .280)
Scouting Report: Johnson continues to struggle. He gave up more than five earned runs for the third straight start vs. the Astros in his last outing, giving up a total of seven. The issue stems from him flying open toward the first-base side, hurting his command.
Scouting Report: This will be Hanson's third start since missing nearly a month with a forearm strain. He pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Twins in his first start back, then gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings to the A's on Sunday.
RHP Todd Redmond (ERA 3.81 WHIP 1.02 BAA .194)
Game 3 6:05 PM
RHP Jered Weaver (ERA 2.84 WHIP 1.12 BAA .232)
Scouting Report: Redmond is coming off a career-best performance against the Astros. The right-hander struck out a career-high 10 batters and held Houston to one run over six innings. The 10 strikeouts also tied a club high on the season.
Scouting Report: Weaver is finally resembling the ace-like pitcher with which the Angels are familiar, giving up one run in 21 2/3 innings over his past three starts. He pitched seven innings of one-run ball vs. the Rangers in a no-decision Monday.
RHP Esmil Rogers (ERA 4.36 WHIP 1.43 BAA .283)
Game 4 12:35 PM
LHP C.J. Wilson (ERA 3.48 WHIP 1.34 BAA .245)
Scouting Report: Rogers is coming off his worst start of the season after he allowed eight runs over 4 1/3 innings to the A's. He is now 0-2 with a 6.43 over his past five starts and it's possible he could be running out of gas after beginning the year in the 'pen.
Scouting Report: Wilson's recent run of dominance ended with an ugly outing against the Rangers on Tuesday, which saw him give up six runs on 11 hits and three walks in four innings. Wilson had a 1.25 ERA in his previous five starts.
LHP Mark Buehrle (ERA 4.27 WHIP 1.30 BAA .266)
Scouting Report: Buehrle hasn't allowed a run during his past 20 innings in a streak that dates back to July 20 vs. Tampa Bay. It's also just five innings shy of his career-best mark set back in the 2005 season. He is 6-4 with a 2.96 ERA over his past 13 starts.
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