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Richards, who has already passed his career high for innings in a season, could pitch in Oakland if Manager
"It's too early," Scioscia said. "We have a lot of baseball left, and we want to make sure guys are rested. If we have to bring some guys back on three days rest when it's meaningful, that's something that will happen the last 10 days of the season.
"Right now, we're going to line up well. Every game is important. You can't minimize the need to play well every night. You would like to try to adjust matchups if you could, but right now is not the right time to do it."