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Game Thread #82: A's at Tigers

The A's kick off the series vs. the nemesis Tigers at Comerica Park. Playoff preview again?

Mike Stobe

Welcome to A's baseball!

The A's re-re-match against the middling-but-can-sleepwalk-to-first-place Tigers.

Remember to GOG

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!

Today's Lineups

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