(Sports Network) - Gio Gonzalez tries to win his third game in as many starts this evening when the Oakland Athletics open a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers at the Coliseum. Gonzalez has been tremendous for the As in the early going, winning both of his starts, while pitching to a 0.69 earned run average. After becoming the first Oakland pitcher in 21 years to have at least eight scoreless starts, Gonzalez logged his first of this season on Saturday in Minnesota, as the Twins managed just four hits in six scoreless innings. It was mostly the bullpen that did the great job, Gonzalez said. It came down for me taking one step at a time. It was just a fun game to watch. Gonzalez could be in trouble this evening, however, as he has lost all three of his starts to the Tigers and has pitched to a 10.22 ERA in doing so. Oakland may not need Gonzalez to be perfect tonight, though, as the As appear to be breaking out of their offensive slumber. After managing two runs or less in five of its first eight games, Oakland has crossed the plate at least five times in three of its last four contests. On Wednesday, Daric Barton capped a three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, helping the Athletics rally past the Chicago White Sox, 7-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Coco Crisp had an RBI single in the 10th for the As, who scored three times in the ninth to tie the game. Brett Anderson went 5 2/3 innings in the start for the Athletics, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits. Grant Balfour (1-1) pitched a perfect ninth to pick up the win for Oakland, which went 5-4 on a nine-game road trip. The Tigers, meanwhile, open a seven-game West Coast road trip tonight after taking two of three from the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Detroit won Wednesdays rubber match, as Brandon Inge hit a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Tigers to a 3-2 win. After Texas stranded the potential go-ahead run at third in the top of the ninth, Inge hammered the first pitch he saw from Darren Oliver over the wall in left-center for his first home run of the season. Inge added a sacrifice fly for Detroit, which notched its second straight walk-off win on the heels of a three-game slide. Tigers starter Max Scherzer gave up two runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out seven over six innings. Jose Valverde (2-0) pitched the ninth and picked up the win. I gave my team a chance to win, and obviously Inge came through late and won it for us, Scherzer said. Getting the call for the Tigers tonight will be lefty Phil Coke, who lost his first start of the year on Saturday to Kansas City. Coke gave up two runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings of that one, but still fell to 0-2 on the year to go along with a 4.00 ERA. This will be Cokes first-ever start against the As, but he has pitched to a 6.00 ERA in 10 relief appearances against them. 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"Ive been excited to come to the rink every day. These guys here have a blast here at the rink and its carrying over onto the ice. Guys are loose and having fun. Thats what this game is supposed to be all about." Meanwhile, the Kings lost a game they badly needed. They came into the contest in a tight battle for the last playoff spot in the West. Instead, they were outplayed for most of the night. "It was a disappointing start," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "You break down Columbus last three games and theyve had 2-0 leads on all three teams, Phoenix twice and Colorado. That was our focus, to not get behind and to try and match their energy early. We werent all able to do that." It was only the second two-goal game of Letestus career, the other coming when he was with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Letestu had not scored in 16 games. He gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead with a redirect midway through the first period, then scored on a rebound 3 minutes into the second period to end the scoring. "Its just a matter of going to the net," he said. "Its tough to score in this league from outside. When you get to the net and get a little puck luck, good things happen." Johnson and Letestu both spoke about building a team in Columbus, which has been beset by bad decisions and disappointments for most of the franchises 11 seasons. The Blue Jackets got off to a horrendous start, but have shown signs of turning things around lately. "Its about building something. Obviously were out of the playoff race but building a culture, building a foundation for something to work on next year," Letestu said. "Guys are really buying into it and its showing on the ice." One of those guys is Johnson, acquired along with a first-round pick from the Kings in the Feb. 22 deadline deal that sent Jeff Carter to Los Angeles. Carter was lustily booed whenever he touched the puck by a crowd of 14,306. Acquired by the Blue Jackets from Philadelphia in a blockbuster trade last summer, he never seemed to fit in Columbus. He didnt discuss the trade for several days after the deal and many fans saw that as a sign he was unhappy.dddddddddddd After a nondescript half season with the Blue Jackets, he was unloaded to the scoring-starved Kings. "I didnt really think about what was going to happen," Carter said of the fans reaction. "I just kind of went in and played my game." One of the loudest cheers of the night came when he whiffed on an open-ice shot late in the second period. Before the game, the Blue Jackets offered free nameplates to fans who brought in Carters No. 7 jersey with Columbus -- placing a piece of fabric over his name with that of the new No. 7, Johnson. "Its easy," Carter said with a shrug. Columbus interim coach Todd Richards was asked who got the best of the trade between the Kings and Blue Jackets. "Tonight, obviously, I thought our No. 7 was pretty good," he said. "He was really good. Scoring a goal, you could see the emotion there." Carter scored with 8.5 seconds left in the opening period to break a 1-1 tie and give the Blue Jackets the lead for good. Blue Jackets starting goalie Steve Mason had 16 saves before he left with an injury, with Curtis Sanford coming on in relief to make 13 stops. Vinny Prospal added two assists. Masons left hand was cut by the skate of teammate John Moore after Moore was knocked into the net by Alex Martinez midway through the second period. It took 15 stitches to close the wound. Richards said Mason would not be able to play for several days, pending a medical evaluation Friday. Mason did return to the bench for the third period. The Blue Jackets had not won four games in a row since Nov. 17-22, 2010 -- a span of 131 games. Anze Kopitar scored a short-handed goal for the Kings. Jonathan Bernier had 33 saves. Sutter was asked about the recent inconsistent play of Carter and former Flyers teammate Mike Richards. "Im not going to single any of that out," Sutter said. "The only thing that kept us alive tonight was Jonathan Bernier and our penalty kill. Other than that, it was pretty much right across (the board)." Notes: Columbus was without C Derek MacKenzie (concussion) and D Fedor Tyutin (broken right hand). Richards said Tyutin is not expected to return this season. ... Dustin Brown (5-5-10) extended his points streak to six games for the Kings, while Kopitar (3-3-6) now has a five-game streak. ... The game was the second of a four-game road trip for Los Angeles, which next goes to Detroit and Chicago. ... Columbus RW Derek Dorsett left with an upper-body injury and didnt play in the third period. ' ' '