Schedule working in A's favor?

Oakland enters Friday's critical three-game home series against Tampa Bay with a 75-58 record, putting them 3 games behind Texas (78-55) in the American League West and tied with the Rays (75-57) atop the AL Wildcard standings.

But no matter how the A's play against the Rays, they have one big factor working in their favor for the remainder of the season: An easy schedule.