The Oakland A's are all set to take on the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS on Friday night, and manager Bob Melvin has finally selected his starting rotation for the series.
Bartolo Colon will get the Game 1 start at the O.co Coliseum, having been the team's ace throughout the 2013 season, with an 18-6 record and an impressive 2.65 ERA. Colon will go head to head with Max Scherzer, Detroit's 20-game winner.
Game 2 will see Sonny Gray (5-3, 2.67) get the nod against Jason Verlander, while Jarrod Parker will hit the mound for Game 3 in Detroit. Should the series go to a Game 4, the A's will send up Dan Straily, who went 10-8 with a 3.69 ERA.