Mariners Vs. Athletics Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

June 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Munenori Kawasaki (61) stretches before a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Seattle Mariners will try to end the first half of 2012 on a winning note. They play a three-game series in Oakland before heading into the All-Star break.

The Seattle Mariners suffered a couple of tough losses to the Baltimore Orioles over the past couple of days. After a much-needed day off on Thursday, the Mariners will play their final series of the first half before the All-Star break begins on Monday. The Mariners will visit O.co Coliseum to play a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, who have been on a real roll over the course of the final week before the break.

The A's have just swept the Boston Red Sox in three straight games at the Coliseum and are playing like they have something to prove. This is not the same team that Seattle faced at the beginning of the year and the M's will need to hope their offense arrives with them in Oakland.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

Friday's game will begin at 7:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Kevin Millwood will come into the game with a 3-6 record and has been dealing with some groin issues as of late. He'll take on promising lefty Tom Milone, who is 8-6 with a 3.73 ERA.

The first pitch on Saturday will be at 7:10 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Jason Vargas enters at 7-7 and tries to climb back over .500 as he takes on Jarrod Parker, 5-3 with a 2.46 ERA.

The finale on Sunday will begin at 1:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. The last game in the series should be a sparkling pitching matchup, as Seattle ace Felix Hernandez takes on the 6-7 Bartolo Colon, who looked good in his first game back from the DL.

For all news and information regarding the Seattle Mariners, please visit Lookout Landing. For updates and perspective regarding the Oakland A's, head on over to Athletics Nation or check out SB Nation Bay Area.

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