The Los Angeles Angels (79-53) will open a pivotal four-game series tonight against division rival Oakland (78-54). The Athletics remain just one game behind the Angels in the A.L. West as we hit the calendar and put August in the books. Here’s a breakdown of the series with ticket data information provided by Barrys Tickets for fans who are interested in attending the games this weekend.
8/28 Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels: Average Price: $29 | Get-in Price: $6
Sonny Gray (13-7) will be on the bump for the Athletics and will face off against against C.J. Wilson (10-8). Gray has gone just 1-4 this August so the Angels bats will try to keep his recent struggles going.
8/29 Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels: Average Price: $52 | Get-in Price: $15
Recent acquisition Jon Lester (13-8) will face Jered Weaver (14-7) Friday night in a matchup that boasts two of the best pitchers in the AL West. Lester has pitched brilliantly for the A’s since being acquired by Boston, but the Oakland offense will have its hands full with Weaver. Expect a quick, low-scoring affair.
8/30 Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels: Average Price: $54 | Get-in Price: $6
As of now, the Angels have not announced their starter for Saturday (likely Cory Rasmus), though whoever it is will face off against Scott Kazmir. Another difficult lefty, the Angels will need their righty bats to have good games if LA wishes to pull out the victory. The former Angel Kazmir was rocked on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in just 3 IP vs LA.
8/31 Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels: Average Price: $41 | Get-in Price: $7
The final game of the series will have Matt Shoemaker facing off against Jeff Samardzija. Samrdzija, another mid-season pick-up for the A’s, has gone 4-3 with a 3.86 ERA during his Oakland stint. Shoemaker has been a very pleasant surprise for the Angels, boasting thirteen wins and an ERA south of 3.50. All four match-ups will be hotly contested, so chances are this game could really sway the balance in the standings.