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Open Thread: Game 54 - A's vs. Twins

Mazzaro World continues tonight as the A's take on the Twins, going for their eighth straight win! The A's really need to take things one game at a time, but it just feels like the energy has changed. This team is starting to play like they know they can win. Down 3-0? No problem; we'll come right back. Every pitcher out there yesterday cared about the outcome of the game, and the rookie starting staff is staging a great competition for our benefit.

Tonight it's Brett Anderson's turn. Anderson is coming off a fantastic start against the White Sox his last time out, and he looks to match his own start, and keep the A's streak alive. The A's resurgent offense will be facing RHP Scott Baker.

The lineups:


Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

06/09/09 7:05 PM PDT

Minnesota Twins Oakland Athletics
Denard Span - CF Orlando Cabrera - SS
Matt Tolbert - 2B Adam Kennedy - 2B
Joe Mauer - C Jack Cust - RF
Justin Morneau - 1B Matt Holliday - LF
Jason Kubel - DH Jason Giambi - DH
Joe Crede - 3B Kurt Suzuki - C
Michael Cuddyer - RF Daric Barton - 1B
Brendan Harris - SS Jack Hannahan - 3B
Delmon Young - LF Rajai Davis - CF

Let's welcome back Daric Barton, a name we didn't think we'd see at first. They may not look great on paper, but they have won seven games in a row.