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Game Thread #61: Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

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Welcome to A's baseball, where everything's terrible and the RISP don't matter. I'm sure this will be another fun home win! Wooo.

Today's pitching matchup is Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.51), who's been absolutely brilliant his past couple of times out and is forming a vital cog in the A's really in credible starting rotation, and Yovani Gallardo (5-6, 3.54), who's been pretty surprisingly good.

"Pretty surprisingly good " is a decent motto for this second-place Rangers team, who might have the best offense in the MLB right now. That's right, the Astros, Twins, Rangers, and Blue Jays are dominating the American League, all hope is lost, escape now, help.

Here are the lineups:


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">TEXAS RANGERS</th>

<th align="left">OAKLAND A'S</th>




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Delino DeShields Jr. - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Billy Burns - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Shin-Soo Choo - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Josh Reddick - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Prince Fielder - DH</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Zobrist - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Mitch Moreland - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Stephen Vogt - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Joey Gallo - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Billy Butler - DH</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Elvis Andrus - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brett Lawrie - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Leonys Martin - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Max Muncy - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Adam Rosales - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Marcus Semien - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Robinson Chirinos - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Sam Fuld - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name"></td><td class="td-first td-name"></td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Yovani Gallardo - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jesse Hahn - RHP</td></tr></tbody>




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Go A's!