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Open Thread: Game 156 - A's at Seattle

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The A's and Esteban Loaiza with an 11-8 record and a 4.70 ERA take on the Mariners and Cesar Jimenez who has no record and an 18.90 ERA. This is Jimenez's first start as his three other appearances this year have been out of the bullpen.

So the A's go to Seattle and play a team that they've beaten 15 straight times looking for their first AL West title since 2003. They also send their most consistent starter since August started.

Hopefully that means that the A's can reduce that number to at least one, if not clinch this bad boy tonight.

The A's send out this lineup to attempt to accomplish that feat:

Kendall
Kielty
Bradley
Thomas
Payton
Chavez
Swisher
Ellis
Scutaro

The A's send out their patented facing-a-lefty lineup. It's time for some Klown Power to help catapult the boys to October.

The Mariners send out this lineup against Loaiza:

Suzuki
Beltre
Johjima
Ibanez
Sexson
Broussard
Lopez
Snelling
Betancourt

The game isn't televised in Sacramento...FSN Bay Area has decided to pick up the Giants game despite the fact that the team from across the Bay will be soon partying on the golf course. So I'll rely on AN to give me the sights and sounds from Seattle as the game goes on.

LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!! END THE DRAMA!!!