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Open Game Thread: Game 61 - A's vs. Angels

The 33-27 A's take on the first place Angels tonight in the series opener of a three-game set at the Coliseum tonight at 7:05.

Perhaps this is a sign of youth, but the A's have been extremely streaky in the last month. In May they had two four-game winning streaks...and two four game losing streaks. And now, they're in the midst of another four game winning streak to start off the month of June.

Tonight Cupcakes takes on Slingblade (Joe Blanton vs. John Lackey, for the uninitiated), as the A's go for their fifth straight win.

Bob Geren has downplayed the importance of this series in the media, but that's what managers always do. It'll be nice to see how the A's stack up against the AL's best and if they can gain some ground against the division leader.


Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

06/06/08 7:05 PM PDT

Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics
Maicer Izturis - SS Jack Hannahan - DH
Howie Kendrick - 2B Bobby Crosby - SS
Garret Anderson - LF Jack Cust - LF
Vladimir Guerrero - DH Eric Chavez - 3B
Torii Hunter - CF Mark Ellis - 2B
Casey Kotchman - 1B Daric Barton - 1B
Gary Matthews - RF Travis Buck - RF
Robb Quinlan - 3B Carlos Gonzalez - CF
Jeff Mathis - C Kurt Suzuki - C