...the A's are trying to avoid the sweep.
As Nico pointed out in last night's recap, it is the seventh time this season (out of thirteen weekends) that the A's have been in this position; they are 2-4 in their previous attempts to elude the broom.
Today it's Gio Gonzalez (0-2) vs. last year's American League Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee (4-7), who is coming off a horrific outing (3 innings, 11 hits, 7 earned runs against the White Sox). It was the first time in 48 starts that he did not last at least five innings.
07/05/09 10:05 AM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||Cleveland Indians|
|Adam Kennedy - 3B||Asdrubal Cabrera - SS|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||Jamey Carroll - 2B|
|Kurt Suzuki - DH||Grady Sizemore - DH|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Shin-Soo Choo - RF|
|Jack Cust - RF||Jhonny Peralta - 3B|
|Mark Ellis - 2B||Ryan Garko - 1B|
|Landon Powell - C||Ben Francisco - CF|
|Bobby Crosby - 1B||Chris Gimenez - LF|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Kelly Shoppach - C|