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Open Thread: Game 115 - A's vs. White Sox

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OK this "off day" thing didn't work for me. We can't have this again. Baseball is back!

Tonight, the A's find themselves in a pennant race (not theirs, but you can't have everything), as the White Sox come to town just 2.5 games back in the Central and energized by the addition of Alex Rios to their already potent lineup. The A's will see the "not-so-potent" part tonight, as Jose Contreras takes his 4-11 record, and matching 5.09 ERA, to the hill against Brett Anderson, whose last 7 starts have yielded 52.2 IP and a 2.22 ERA. Anderson has allowed 1 HR in his last 58 IP.


Lineup

Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics

08/14/09 7:05 PM PDT

Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics
Scott Podsednik - DH Adam Kennedy - 3B
Gordon Beckham - 3B Rajai Davis - CF
Jermaine Dye - RF Kurt Suzuki - C
Paul Konerko - 1B Scott Hairston - LF
Alex Rios - CF Ryan Sweeney - RF
Carlos Quentin - LF Tommy Everidge - 1B
Alexei Ramirez - SS Jack Cust - DH
Jayson Nix - 2B Mark Ellis - 2B
Ramon Castro - C Cliff Pennington - SS