A’s begin ‘good test’ — long stretch vs. AL West

Oakland’s fairly cushy post-break schedule — mostly at home, several sub-.500 opponents — takes a twist beginning Friday with a three-game series at Anaheim.

Over the next month, the bulk of the team’s games will come against AL West teams, including 10 against their nearest pursuer for the second wild-card spot, the Mariners, and six against division-leading Houston.

“It will be a good test,” third baseman Matt Chapman said on The Chronicle’s A’s Plus podcast, noting that after next Thursday’s day off, Oakland will play 20 days in a row. “When we come out of the other side of that stretch, we’ll see what we’re really made of.
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