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A's Beat the Rockies - Sogard Collects Three Hits

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March 9, 2012; Scottsdale AZ, USA; General view of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick as fans watch during the fifth inning of a game between the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE
March 9, 2012; Scottsdale AZ, USA; General view of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick as fans watch during the fifth inning of a game between the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE

Well, first; the really exciting news:

John Shea ‏ @JohnSheaHey

Melvin makes it official: Cespedes to start tomorrow, Cactus League debut.


John Shea ‏ @JohnSheaHey

Will bat second and play center. Crisp not playing.

In other news, the A's won the game today, Sogard had three of the hits; and the RBI's were scatted up and down the lineup; Cowgill, Reddick, Kila, Suzuki, Donaldson and Green (with the homerun in the 8th).

Brandon McCarthy almost pitched 5 innings; allowing four hits and two runs (striking out three). Blevins finished the fifth, and Balfour pitched a perfect sixth (with one K). Carignan and Castro pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th inning and Scribner (his name almost says "scrub") gave up the Rockies last two runs.

But did I mention that Cespedes starts tomorrow!?