After dropping the first three games of their four game series with the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Angels are hoping they can conjure up a win on Thursday and avoid being swept by their AL West rivals.
Jered Weaver (16-4, 2.86 ERA) returns after having his last start skipped with some bicep tendinitis, making his first start since Sept. 2. He has had success against Oakland over the last two seasons, owning a 5-1 record and a 1.02 ERA. Weaver tossed a four hit complete game in Oakland on Aug. 6 en route to a 4-0 victory. The Cy Young winner is 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA in three outing against the A's this year.
Oakland will counter with Brett Anderson (4-0, 0.69), who has been outstanding in his four starts since returning from Tommy John surgery this season. He allowed just one unearned run over six innings of the A's 6-1 victory in Seattle on Saturday. He's allowed only three runs in his four starts this season combined.
First pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. PT with coverage on Fox Sports West.