In a battle of the AL West, the Los Angeles Angels travel north to O. co Coliseum to play the Oakland Athletics for three games this weekend. With the struggling A’s allowing the Angels to gain ground in recent weeks, Los Angeles now controls first place rights and lead the division by two games. The season average for Oakland Athletics tickets is $59.60 and two of three games will be above this price. The series as a whole will be 17% above the season average. The Athletics schedule has the team traveling to Los Angeles next week before the two teams play once more in Oakland in September.
8/22 – Hector Santiago vs Sonny Gray | Avg. Price: $55.03 | Get-in: $34
The series opens tonight when Sonny Gray takes the mound for the A’s against Angels lefty Hector Santiago. The average secondary price for Friday’s Athletics vs Angels tickets is $55.03, the cheapest of the series at 7.6% below the season average, with a get-in price of $34. Gray has been dominant for the A’s all season, going 12-7 with a 2.99 ERA. While the Angels continue to win, Santiago has had his share of struggle and enters Friday’s start with just a 3-7 record, though the 26-year-old has a 1.63 ERA in his last five starts.
8/23 – C.J. Wilson vs Jon Lester | Avg. Price: $93.68 | Get-in: $52
Jon Lester has lived up to the hype since being traded from the Red Sox last month and the lefty will look to keep improving on Saturday when he pitches against the Angels’ C.J. Wilson. The average secondary price for Athletics tickets is $93.68, the most expensive of the series at 57.1% above the season average, and has a get-in price of $52. Lester is 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA in an A’s uniform this season while Wilson is 10-8 and owns a 4.59 ERA.
8/24 – Jered Weaver vs Scott Kazmir | Avg. Price: $60.05 | Get-in: $26
In what will be a battle of aces on Sunday, Scott Kazmir will start for the A’s against Jered Weaver of the Angels. The average price for Sunday’s Athletics vs Angels tickets is $60.05 on the secondary market, 34.7% below the season average, with a get-in price of $26. Kazmir has posted a career-best 14-5 record while owning a 2.73 record for the A’s. He will be greeted with much competition on Sunday, however, as Weaver has also impressed all season long and enters the series finale with a 13-7 record and 3.70 ERA.