Oakland's Tommy Milone has been outstanding at home. If he can continue his dominant pitching there, he should have a good chance to get the surging Athletics back to .500 for the first time in six weeks.
Milone and the A's open a three-game series Friday night against the Mariners, who should be very happy to temporarily leave the spacious dimensions of Safeco Field.
Oakland (41-42) has won four straight and 15 of 22 after a three-game sweep of Boston.
"We just need to win every game we can right now," third baseman Brandon Inge told Oakland's official website following a 3-2 victory Wednesday. "I think we're a team that can hang with anyone. It's a matter of pulling it all together."
While the hitting hasn't been consistent, Oakland's pitching has been. The Athletics' 3.43 ERA leads the AL, with the starters posting a 1.89 mark in the last 20 games.
A.J. Griffin, making his third career start Wednesday, allowed one earned run in six innings.
Milone (3-6, 4.00 ERA) has done h...