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Open Thread: Game 106 - A's at Minnesota

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The A's and Danny Haren with an 8-7 record and a 4.36 ERA take on the Twins and Joe Mays with a 5-6 record and a 4.71 ERA.

Five wins in a row. The last two looking rather improbable based on pitching matchups. This team is a steamrolling baseball club right now.

How good have they been? They've matched the best 39-game stretch in Oakland team history. The A's are 32-7 over that span, which matches the July 28 to September 9, 2002 run.

The A's lineup looks like this:

Kendall
Kotsay
Crosby
Chavez
Johnson
Payton
Hatteberg
Swisher
Ellis

Kotsay's back is finally allowing him to rejoin the lineup, not that it mattered much to this group.

The Twins counter with this lineup:

Stewart
Punto
Mauer
LeCroy
Jones
Morneau
Ford
Cuddyer
Bartlett

The A's, after starting the year 1-11 in one-run ball games on the road, have now won their last four one-run games on the road.

LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!