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Open Thread: Game 10 - A's at Toronto

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Josh Outman takes the mound tonight for the A’s after his 2009 debut last week against Seattle, where he couldn’t quite manage five innings. He will be facing young David Purcey and the red-hot Toronto ballclub; their offense helping secure an 8-3 start to the early season.

The A’s are 4-5; having taken 2 out of 3 from both the Angels and the Red Sox, but faltering against Seattle. They will need to put it all together this weekend to win the series against Toronto, and Outman will certainly have to be better than he was last weekend. The A’s have never faced Purcey.

Nomar Garciaparra is back in the lineup today; at DH, which means that Cust is in the outfield. Bobby Crosby is at his new position: third base, and Giambi will be playing first.


Lineup

Oakland Athletics @ Toronto Blue Jays

04/17/09 4:07 PM PDT

Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays
Ryan Sweeney - CF Marco Scutaro - SS
Orlando Cabrera - SS Aaron Hill - 2B
Jason Giambi - 1B Alex Rios - RF
Matt Holliday - LF Vernon Wells - CF
Nomar Garciaparra - DH Adam Lind - DH
Jack Cust - RF Scott Rolen - 3B
Kurt Suzuki - C Kevin Millar - 1B
Mark Ellis - 2B Michael Barrett - C
Bobby Crosby - 3B Jose Bautista - LF