Sep 22, 2014, 6:30pm PDT
September 22, 2014
It may not be the powerhouse, season-changing, for-all-the-marbles contest between the two top AL West contenders that we may have expected, but this final series against the Angels can still earn the A's a dream of a third straight playoff appearance, even if the route wasn't one that we would have chosen. Jeff Samardzija, who has been excellent for the A's with very little to show for it, will take the mound against C.J. Wilson in a game that the Angels don't really need, but the A's really do.