Oakland Athletics right-hander Austin Pruitt will get the nod for Saturday’s road game against the Boston Red Sox after scheduled starter Paul Blackburn was scratched due to illness
Pruitt (1-5, 2.93 ERA) will be making his 24th appearance (fourth start) this season.
The 33-year-old is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in 12 career appearances (one start) against the Red Sox.
Blackburn, 29, fell to 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in seven starts on the season after allowing five runs in five innings of an 8-7 setback to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
–Field Level Media