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Game Thread #1: Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers

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Welcome to Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season! We have entered a new era in Oakland, as the core from the last few years is gone and a host of new players are here to replace them. They might be good (probably), and they might be bad (doubtful), but either way it's gonna be exciting to find out.

There's not much left to say about this team that we haven't yet said. Despite the new lineup, we'll have a familiar face on the mound in Sonny Gray. He'll be facing the Texas Rangers, who are looking to rebound from a lost season but will have to do so without ace starter Yu Darvish -- the righty is out for the year with Tommy John surgery. The Rangers will send out right-hander Yovani Gallardo in his place. Gallardo was acquired from the Brewers during the offseason and wavered around league-average over the last two years in the National League.

If you missed any of the offseason news, catch up here. We also have 5 Burning Questions about the season, for your review here.

Here are the starting lineups:

Today's Lineups

TEXAS RANGERS OAKLAND A'S
Leonys Martin - CF Craig Gentry - RF
Elvis Andrus - SS Sam Fuld - CF
Prince Fielder - 1B Ben Zobrist - LF
Adrian Beltre - 3B Billy Butler - DH
Shin-Soo Choo - RF Ike Davis - 1B
Ryan Rua - LF Brett Lawrie - 3B
Mitch Moreland - DH Stephen Vogt - C
Robinson Chirinos - C Marcus Semien - SS
Rougned Odor - 2B Eric Sogard - 2B

Let's Go Oakland!!