Redman will try to win his third consecutive decision when the A’s meet the Detroit Tigers in the middle game of their series at Network Associates Coliseum.
The 30-year-old left-hander is 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA over his past three starts. Those recent performances are in stark constrast to going 0-5 with a 7.62 ERA in his previous five outings.
Redman allowed just three hits over 7 1-3 innings Friday, but he did not get a decision after the A’s rallied for a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in 11 innings.
“It would have been nice to get the win, but when all is said and done the team just needs to win ballgames,” Redman said.
Several Oakland players were dealing with minor muscle aches after playing 27 innings in 27 hours the previous two days, including Sunday’s 18-inning victory in Minnesota.
The Tigers, who were opening a nine-game road trip, lost for the seventh time in eight games.