SEATTLE -- The A's start the most brutal stretch of their 2012 schedule on Friday in Seattle. Seventeen of Oakland's next 20 games are on the road.
The Oakland Athletics have won their last six games against the Indians, and have shut them out in their last three contests.
The A's and Rays will play a rare Saturday series finale in Tampa Bay. They have Sunday off because the Republican National Convention takes place at Tropicana Field tomorrow.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Buster Posey caught Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain in the bullpen area. He did some blocking drills. He practiced hopping out of his crouch to throw.