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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Sunday, July 21st (All times Eastern)

Oakland Athletics (56-41) at LA Angels of Anaheim (46-49), 3:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Bartolo Colon (12-3, 2.70) LA Angels - Jerome Williams (5-5, 4.60)

(Sports Network) - Division rivals close out a three-game set on Sunday afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play host to the Oakland Athletics.

The A's, who are scheduled to entertain Los Angeles for four games next week, continue to hold a two-game edge in the standings over Texas for first place, but that's only because the Rangers have bowed in three straight. Oakland, an impressive 30-15 at home, is now just 26-26 on the road after suffering a 2-0 setback on Saturday, the second defeat in as many games.

The star for the Angels at home was starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, who made it into the ninth inning before giving way to reliever Ernesto Frieri, who struck out two for his 24th save of 2013. Wilson allowed just three hits and two walks, while striking out eight, en route to his 10th victory of the season.

"Tonight, I just had more pitches in the mix," Wilson said. "I had the change-up, the split, cutter, all in the strike zone. This whole year I've been relying mostly on fastball, slider and the occasional curveball, but I had the most strikes tonight."

Alberto Callaspo registered his fifth home run, while Josh Hamilton plated Mike Trout with a sacrifice fly out to left in the bottom of the first inning. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick both accounted for two hits for an Angels squad which is now three games under .500 overall and nine games off the pace in the division.

Of the three hits logged by Oakland, two came from Jed Lowrie, the other being a Nate Freiman single.

Dan Straily was charged with the loss after permitting two runs on eight hits, striking out four, over seven innings of action.

A resurgent Bartolo Colon is set to return to the hill for the A's this afternoon. A former member of the Angels between 2004-07, the right-hander already has more wins this season than all of 2012 and more than any campaign since he was 21-8 for the Angels in 2005.

Colon has lost only once in his last 11 appearances, although his most recent showing a week ago resulted in his first no-decision since the middle of May. Against the Boston Red Sox last Sunday, Colon permitted just two runs on eight hits and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings, and even though Oakland came away with the 3-2 win, the hurler did not factor into the decision.

Facing off against his former mates for the first time this season, Colon has a career mark of 10-6 with a 3.38 ERA in 21 matchups versus the Angels.

As for the hosts, they've scheduled right-hander Jerome Williams to counter Colon today. Now with his fourth different team since making it to the majors with San Francisco back in 2003, Williams has now gone more than a month since posting his last win, a span of six games.

Nine days ago Williams, a native of Hawaii, settled in against Seattle at Safeco Field and was throttled by Mariners hitters for six runs on seven hits in just 3 1/3 innings. Williams walked one and struck out another in the contest.

Both a reliever and a starter this season for the Angels, Williams has already clashed with Oakland three times in 2013, all of those encounters taking place in the month of April and all resulting in defeat for LA, although none were directly attributed to the pitcher.

For his career, Williams has a record of 3-3 with a 3.44 ERA in seven starts, 11 total appearances, versus the A's.

Despite the setback last night, Oakland still owns a 5-3 edge in the season series.

07/21 10:25:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
3rd
CLE 77
MEM 70
 
1st
MIA 7
BOS 2
 
1st
BRK 7
DET 1
 
1st
SAC 7
LAL 7
 
1st
ORL 5
PHI 3
 
1st
WAS 8
PHO 4
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
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OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
2nd
NICST 56
TROY 57
 
2nd
BRAD 47
UCI 51
 
1st
UGA 14
SHU 4
 
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ALA
APP
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KSU
NDST
 
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WASU
SJST
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UTEP
ALCOR
 
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SEAT
SACST
 
1st
DET 0
COL 0
 
1st
EDM 1
DAL 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
BUF
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NYR
CAR
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CHI
TOR
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WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
3rd
STL 13
NYG 27
 
3rd
OAK 13
BUF 10
 
3rd
DAL 28
IND 0
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA