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Open Thread: Game 30 - A's at Tampa Bay

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Well, despite a frustrating, extra-innings loss last night, the good news is that we still have the chance to win the series today if we can eek out another win this morning.

Blanton, who has been far better this year than many of us suspected, faces off against Edwin Jackson, who everyone else has managed to hit so far this year; I wouldn't say that's a guarentee for us.

The lineups have a little different look today, with DOYLE! leading off, a real Cust sighting in LF, and Melhuse in the game, as Geren is probably desperately trying to find the magic key to scoring more than one run every six innings or so.

Oakland

Doyle (CF)
Swisher (DH)
Chavez (3B)
Johnson (1B)
Cust (LF)
Crosby (SS)
Ellis (2B)
Melhuse (C)
Putnam (RF)

Tampa Bay

Baldelli
Dukes
Crawford
Wigginton (Let's get 'Wiggy' with it? Seriously?)
Upton
Young
Pena
Harris
Paul