Scouting report: Athletics vs. Orioles

September 14, 1999|By Roch Kubatko

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day .......................... Time ...........TV ...........................Starters

Tonight .....................7: 05 ..........HTS ..............Mike Oquist (9-9, 5.30 ERA) vs.

........................................ ...................................Mike Mussina (15-7, 3.60)

Tomorrow .................7: 05 ..........HTS ..............Tim Hudson (10-1, 3.06) vs.

........................................ ...................................Matt Riley (0-0, 6.75)

Thursday....................3: 05 .........HTS ..............Omar Olivares (14-10, 4.05) vs.

........................................ ...................................Jason Johnson (6-7, 5.89)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Athletics update

The A's began last night 15 games over .500 for the first time in seven years. They also had won four in a row to draw within 5 1/2 games of first-place Texas in the AL West and within three games of Boston in the wild-card chase. Think this series means something to them? Injury-prone Jason Isringhausen has moved into the closer's role since being acquired from the New York Mets and entered last night with four saves and a 2.37 ERA. Oakland has won six of nine games against the Orioles, taking two of three at Camden Yards in April. Oquist, a for- mer Oriole, posted 5 2/3 shutout innings in the A's 3-0 victory April 24, and didn't allow a run in 3 1/3 relief innings on Aug. 4. Hudson, a rookie, held the Orioles to two runs over seven innings the previous day. The A's drove Johnson from a May 29 game with four earned runs and six hits in three innings. They'll be the first club to face Mussina since he was hit by a line drive on Aug. 22. Matt Stairs has four homers against the Orioles this season, two coming in Baltimore. --

(Athletics statistics, 6D)

Pub Date: 9/14/99

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