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Game Thread #21: A's at Tigers

With Rich Hill on the hill, the A's look to snap their three game losing streak against a fearsome Tigers lineup.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

This is a long road trip. Too long, if you ask me.

After a hot start in which they swept the Yankees, the A's have dropped three straight due to some bad pitching, quiet bats, and a team that looks like it's on the second leg of a long and far road trip.

Do the A's have it in them to stop the bleeding? Accidental #1 pitcher Rich Hill gets the nod tonight, looking to play stopper for the A's. I'm an optimist, though, so I'll think of him as a starter rather than a stopper. He's the guy that will start the A's next 6 game winning streak.

Today's Lineups

Billy Burns - CF Ian Kinsler - 2B
Chris Coghlan - 3B Justin Upton - LF
Josh Reddick - RF Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Jed Lowrie - 2B Victor Martinez - DH
Stephen Vogt - C J.D. Martinez - RF
Coco Crisp - DH Nick Castellanos - 3B
Khris Davis - LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Yonder Alonso - 1B Anthony Gose - CF
Marcus Semien - SS Jose Iglesias - SS
Rich Hill - LHP Mike Pelfrey - RHP

First pitch is at 4:10PM Pacifict Time. Let's go A's!