Welcome to A's baseball!
The A's re-re-match against the middling-but-can-sleepwalk-to-first-place Tigers.
Alex has a great preview of the series, so I'm not going in-depth. Seriously, read it.
Fox Sports has some good tidbits about the Anibal Sanchez vs. Scott Kazmir matchup:
Kazmir, limiting opponents to a .217 average, has had trouble against Victor Martinez (11 for 23) and Rajai Davis (9 for 18).
He will again match up with Anibal Sanchez (5-2, 2.64), who was in position to win last month's meeting. Sanchez took a shutout into the bottom of the ninth inning before closer Joe Nathan allowed Josh Donaldson's three-run homer.
If you don't remember, that was a legendary game.
Here are your lineups (sadly still only two catchers, but expected versus Sanchez). Let's Go Oakland!
|OAKLAND A'S||DETROIT TIGERS|
|Coco Crisp - CF||Rajai Davis - LF|
|John Jaso - C||Ian Kinsler - 2B|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||Miguel Cabrera - 1B|
|Brandon Moss - RF||J.D. Martinez - DH|
|Josh Donaldson - DH||Torii Hunter - RF|
|Stephen Vogt - 1B||N. Castellanos - 3B|
|Jed Lowrie - SS||Alex Avila - C|
|A. Callaspo - 3B||Eugenio Suarez - SS|
|Eric Sogard - 2B||Austin Jackson - CF|
|Scott Kazmir - LHP||Anibal Sanchez - RHP|