With Oakland going with tough lefthander Gio Gonzalez 3.89ERA, Neal Huntington said that Pedro would get a rest today. Gonazalez is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA in his last four starts in Oakland.
The Bucs counter with Ross Ohandsixlendorf.
Oakland has had 19 runners cross homeplate and battered Pirates pitchers for 25 hits in two games. The A’s look for the sweep today.
The Baltimore Orioles grabbed two wins over the Nats, which means the Bucs are within three games of having the worst record in MLB.