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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP
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    Daisuke Matsuzaka, last 3 starts
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    Daisuke Matsuzaka, regular season
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    Daisuke Matsuzaka, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

The righty turned in easily his best start since returning from the disabled list last time out, allowing one run and six hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays. He walked one, struck out five and took a no-decision.

Jarrod Parker, RHP
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    Jarrod Parker, last 3 starts
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    Jarrod Parker, regular season
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    Jarrod Parker, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Parker has allowed just nine earned runs over his last 46 innings of work, good for a 1.76 ERA. He fanned a career-high nine and allowed just one run on three hits over seven innings on Wednesday in Seattle.

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Boston Red Sox @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

The power hasn't settled into a sustained groove just yet. In his last start, he got the win, giving up four runs and seven hits over seven innings. Opponents are hitting .276 against Lester.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 3 starts
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    Bartolo Colon, regular season
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Just over two weeks after sustaining an oblique injury that often leads to a prolonged rehab process, Colon will return to the mound for the first time since a shortened outing on June 14. He allowed eight earned runs in 22 innings in June.

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Boston Red Sox @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Aaron Cook, RHP
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    Aaron Cook, last 3 starts
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    Aaron Cook, regular season
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    Aaron Cook, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Cook is coming off one of the finest performances of his career: a two-hit shutout against the Mariners in which he threw just 81 pitches. It was the fewest pitches thrown by a Sox pitcher in a nine-inning shutout since Roger Clemens in 1986.

A.J. Griffin, RHP
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    A.J. Griffin, last 3 starts
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    A.J. Griffin, regular season
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    A.J. Griffin, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

In his second career start, Griffin delivered six scoreless innings of two-hit ball in Friday's no-decision against Texas. He hasn't allowed a run since the first inning of his first start, marking a string of 11 scoreless frames.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Kevin Millwood, RHP
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    Kevin Millwood, last 3 starts
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    Kevin Millwood, regular season
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    Kevin Millwood, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Millwood returns after skipping a start due to the recurrence of discomfort in his previously injured right groin. The veteran has had to leave two games early due to injury this season.

Tommy Milone, LHP
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    Tommy Milone, last 3 starts
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    Tommy Milone, regular season
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    Tommy Milone, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Milone was partially a victim of his defense in his last outing against the Rangers. He gave up six runs, but only one was earned, thanks to three errors by the A's. Milone is unbeaten at home with a 0.99 ERA.

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