Friday, Aug 16
Justin Masterson__________AJ Griffin
Other guys: Masterson will attempt to shake off his shortest outing of the season when he looks for his second 2013 victory against the A's. He picked up his first win against Oakland May 8 after allowing three runs over seven innings while striking out seven.A's: Griffin walked a career-high six, including one intentional, in 5 2/3 innings in his last outing. He's 2-2 with a 4.70 ERA and .218 opponents batting average in five starts since the All-Star break, allowing 10 home runs in 30 2/3 innings.
Saturday, Aug 17
Ubaldo Jimenez__________Dan Straily
Other guys: Jimenez owns a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break in four starts, but has just one win to show for it. He's 2-0 in three career starts against the A's with a 3.57 ERA.A's: Straily had not completed five innings in any of his previous three starts before going a career-high 7 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays in his last outing. The right-hander gave up one run on just six hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
Sunday, Aug 18
Scott Kazmir__________Bartolo Colon
Other guys: Kazmir takes the mound for the first time in eight days after giving up five runs over three innings on Aug. 9. The Indians lefty stymied the A's on May 9, registering 10 strikeouts while allowing a run over six innings for the win.A's: Colon gave up five runs in four innings against Houston and has allowed 10 earned runs in his last 6 2/3 innings after allowing nine earned runs in his previous 49 1/3. He had gone his previous 15 starts without allowing more than three earned runs.