The Angels and A's battle on Saturday in the first scheduled doubleheader in MLB since 2003. Jered Weaver and Trevor Cahill face of in the opener, on Fox. The second game features a battle between Ervin Santana and Rich Harden.
Ervin Santana has pitched well this season but doesn't have the wins to show for it. He is 4-8 despite his 3.89 ERA. Santana has pitched seven innings or more in five of his last seven starts, since the beginning of June, during which he has a 3.17 ERA. However, as has been the case all season, Santana hasn't had the run support; the Angels have scored 18 total runs in those seven games, and he is 1-4.
Rich Harden -- stop me if you've heard this before -- began the season on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder. After a pair of starts on a rehab assignment with Triple A, Harden has made two starts this month with Oakland. He beat Arizona at home and lost to the Rangers in Texas, and on the season is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA.
The Angels are 4-6 against the A's this season, including 0-3 in Oakland. The Angels have lost four straight in Oakland dating back to last season.
The first game of today's doubleheader is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. PDT and will be televised by Fox. The second game is tentatively scheduled for 4:35 p.m. PDT and will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's games, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.