SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With the 2015 Major League Baseball season just days away, the Bay Area’s teams are gearing up for their annual preseason Bay Bridge series and temporary bragging rights, until the teams meet again in the regular season.

The San Francisco Giants will host the Oakland Athletics for two games at AT&T Park on Thursday and Friday nights, while the A’s will host the Giants at Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

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During the regular season, the cross-bay rivals will play a 3-game series at AT&T Park in late July, and another at Coliseum in the last week of September – Oakland’s last home series of the regular season and one which could have serious playoff implications for both teams.

Since regular season interleague play began in 1997, the A’s hold a 53-47 edge over the Giants.

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Of course, Oakland currently holds the highest-possible baseball bragging rights over San Francisco since their one-and-only meeting in the World Series in 1989, won by the A’s four games to none.

The A’s open the regular season at home Monday night against the Texas Rangers, while the Giants open defense of their 2014 World Series title Monday night in Phoenix against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Bay Bridge Series
Thursday, April 2, 7:15 p.m., AT&T Park
Friday, April 3, 7:15 p.m., AT&T Park
Saturday, April 4, 1:00 p.m., Coliseum