After their most recent road series, the Los Angeles Angels are probably looking forward to the chance to get back home, even for just a few days.
Given the way their next opponent has played in Anaheim lately, the Angels might have some trouble making their return a successful one.
The Oakland Athletics might also be a little healthier when they seek their seventh win in nine road games against their AL West rivals Monday night.
Los Angeles gave up 25 runs while dropping two of three in Texas, finishing off a six-game road trip Sunday by getting drubbed 13-6. The Angels (15-20) return to play a pair of two-game series before heading back out for 10 straight on the road.
In the opener of that brief homestand, Los Angeles is hoping Dan Haren (1-3, 4.19 ERA) has healed enough from back stiffness to pitch effectively against his former team. The right-hander gave up five runs over 3 2-3 innings - his shortest start in nearly seven years - in a 5-0 loss in Minnesota on Tuesday.