It will be Tyson Ross against Jeremy Bonderman as the Tigers go for the mini-sweep of the mini-series.
Ross only has 1 career start and he allowed 3 runs on 3 hits with 3 K’s in 3.2 innings. For the season he has 22.2 innings and only 6 walks and two homers allowed. The peripherals are strong for the right hander.
Bonderman hasn’t started against the A’s since April of 2006 so there is no relevancy whatsoever. Bonderman was great his last time out. In a week in which the starting pitching was great against the Yankees, Bondo’s start may have been the best with 7 innings, 2 runs, 1 walk, and 7 K’s.