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Open Thread: Game 109 - A's at Royals

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The A's return to (one of) their old stomping grounds to begin a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals, one of the few teams with a worse record (42-66) than Oakland.

Tonight's pitching matchup features a struggling Vin Mazarro vs. Brian Bannister.

The lineups:


Lineup

Oakland Athletics @ Kansas City Royals

08/07/09 5:10 PM PDT

Oakland Athletics Kansas City Royals
Adam Kennedy - 3B David DeJesus - LF
Rajai Davis - CF Josh Anderson - CF
Scott Hairston - LF Billy Butler - 1B
Jack Cust - DH Brayan Pena - C
Kurt Suzuki - C Alberto Callaspo - 2B
Tommy Everidge - 1B Mark Teahen - RF
Ryan Sweeney - RF Mike Jacobs - DH
Mark Ellis - 2B Alex Gordon - 3B
Cliff Pennington - SS Yuniesky Betancourt - SS