It hasn't been the best first season in Anaheim for C.J. Wilson, but at least the left-hander no longer has a winless streak. Wilson earned his first victory in 12 starts in his last outing, tossing a quality start against the Red Sox. Wilson had a 6.09 ERA during his 11-game skid. The veteran lefty is 1-2 in three starts against the A's this season, with his lone victory an eight-inning, one-hit gem on May 22. Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has three hits, all doubles, in six career at-bats against Milone. A's: Milone nears rookie mark
Tommy Milone counters Wilson on Monday, as the young lefty looks to tie the Oakland rookie record for wins, 12, set by Chris Codiroli in 1983 and Joe Blanton in 2005. Milone has defeated the Angels twice this season, including tossing seven innings of one-run ball against them on May 21. Righty Tyson Ross is expected to be added to the roster Monday and be available out of the bullpen. Worth noting
A's starters are 8-0 with a 2.34 ERA in their last eight games. It's the first time the A's rotation has won eight straight since June 8-16, 2006. Current A's batters are hitting a combined .183 (20-for-109) in their careers against Wilson.