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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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    Wade LeBlanc, last 3 starts
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    Wade LeBlanc, regular season
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    Wade LeBlanc, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

LeBlanc found out the morning of Thursday's game that he would start in place of Jered Weaver, who was pushed back after the Angels clinched the division, and LeBlanc hung tough with Felix Hernandez, shutting out the Mariners through 5 1/3 innings.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, regular season
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Gray has had trouble in the first inning all year, and on Thursday he gave up four first-inning runs to Texas as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep. In 31 starts, Gray has allowed 16 earned runs in the opening frame.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Hector Santiago, LHP
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    Hector Santiago, regular season
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    Hector Santiago, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Santiago has recorded nine outs in his last two starts. The 26-year-old walked five batters and gave up three runs in two innings to the Astros on Sunday and gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits to the Rangers in one-plus innings on Friday.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Lester improved to 6-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 10 starts with the A's after putting together seven innings of one-run ball against the Phillies on Friday. The lefty allowed just five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in the win.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel, who missed his last start to be with his wife for the birth of his second child, will try to pick up right where he left off. Over his last five appearances -- including one in relief -- he boasts a 2.12 ERA and a 28/4 K/BB ratio.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Lewis will be making his second start against the Athletics this season. He beat them, 14-8, on June 16, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings. He is 3-9 with a 6.29 ERA in 15 starts at home. That is the second-highest home ERA in club history.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 3 starts
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    Scott Kazmir, regular season
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    Scott Kazmir, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Kazmir allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings his last time out, continuing a rocky stretch for the lefty who started the season spectacularly. Over his last 10 starts, Kazmir has a 6.77 ERA. His ERA after 21 starts this year was 2.37.

Nick Tepesch, RHP
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    Nick Tepesch, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Tepesch held the Angels to one run in seven innings in his last start. He is 2-3 with a 3.29 ERA in his last nine starts. Tepesch is 2-5 with a 4.18 ERA in nine starts at home this season.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Samardzija is riding a streak of 23 straight innings without allowing an earned run. He has gone seven-plus innings in each of his last last six starts, during which he's struck out 47 and walked only three.

Derek Holland, LHP
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    Derek Holland, last 5 years vs. OAK
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With five consecutive quality starts since returning at the beginning of September from an offseason knee injury, Holland has been in top form. He has lasted seven innings in four of those five outings and completed 6 1/3 in the other start.

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