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The Athletics (65-64, 2nd place in the AL West) come to Yankee Stadium for the first and only time this season for a four-game set starting tonight. The teams have already seen each other twice before, and the Yankees (80-50, tied for first in the AL East) have had little trouble dispatching the A’s this season, having gone 5-1 in six games at Oakland, the only loss coming in the infamous Dallas Braden game back in April. The Yankees didn’t see Braden last month, but they’ll get another shot at him this week, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can shut them down again — this time on the road.
The story for the A’s in 2010 has been their stellar pitching staff, which leads the American League in ERA by 0.25 and is third in FIP. Their starters also lead the AL in ERA with a 3.36 mark, nearly 0.50 better than the second-best Mariners (3.75 ERA).… Click here to read the rest