Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/26/13
The Oakland Athletics hope the confidence they've gained during their current surge will help them turn it around against their Bay Area rivals. Coming off a stellar road trip, the A's try to reverse their recent fortunes against the visiting San Francisco Giants on Monday. Oakland (28-23) is 47-45 versus San Francisco during the regular season, but the A's have seen their dominance of the series come to an end in the past five years. They've dropped 17 of the last 26 meetings and have not won a season series from the Giants (28-22) since 2008. San Francisco took two of three at both ballparks in 2012 and also snapped a six-game slide in Oakland. With each team playing well after both won 94 games last season and the Giants a World Series title, the 2013 installment could be more intense than the others. These four games will be the only matchups between the teams this year, with two contests in Oakland followed by two in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday. "I've often sa...
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