Oakland A’s rotation battle heats up with pair of strong outings

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Paul Blackburn kept the line moving.The way the A’s starting rotation battle has been going recently nobody wants to be the one to mess things up.Blackburn had a tough act to follow after fellow rotation hopeful Aaron Brooks tossed four scoreless innings the day before but he did a nice job in making his own case with three shutout innings in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Indians.While the end result was positive, Blackburn admitted to not feeling quite as sharp as he did in his …last_img