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Open Thread: Game 130 - A's at Baltimore

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The A's and Kirk Saarloos with a 9-6 and a 3.92 ERA take on the Orioles and Erik Bedard with a 6-5 record and a 3.20 ERA.

The A's face a tough task in sweeping the series today in taking on Erik Bedard who faced the A's on April 7th this year and only allowed three hits over seven innings and one earned run.

Los Kirk has pitched well lately, allowing only eight earned runs over the past 26 and 2/3's innings.

The A's look to be up one full game going into the huge series starting tomorrow, or they will have an identical record with the Angels.

The Athletics lineup looks like this:

Kendall
Ellis
Chavez
Payton
Hatteberg
Kielty
Johnson
Swisher
Scutaro

I like this lineup against a tough lefty, but it's more the product of necessity because of injuries to Kotsay and Crosby.

The O's lineup looks like this:

Roberts
Mora
Tejada
Lopez
Surhoff
Gibbons
Freire
Newhan
Fasano

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