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Game Thread #34: A's at Red Sox

The A's are battered, bruised, and bad. Can they squeak out a win over a hot Red Sox squad in Fenway?

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The A's are having a rough go of it. The team has lost four of five, seven of ten, and games in a lot more ugly increments of which I won't remind you. 12% of the roster got injured yesterday and the A's are now starting Yonder Alonso at third and Billy Butler at first against a right handed pitcher. These are dire time, folks.

Today they go up against Sean O'Sullivan who is pretty aggressively terrible. It should be an interesting battle as the A's sub-optimal lineup looks to put up enough runs to support young Sean Manaea.

Manaea will have a tough task too - Fenway Park is a statdium for ants and right handed hitters. Not an easy place for a left handed rookie. Excited to watch the throwing Samoan pitch!

First pitch is at 4:10 Pacific, let's go A's!

Today's Lineups

Coco Crisp - DH Mookie Betts - RF
Billy Burns - CF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Josh Reddick - RF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Khris Davis - LF Hanley Ramirez - DH
Stephen Vogt - C Chris Young - LF
Billy Butler - 1B Josh Rutledge - 3B
Yonder Alonso - 3B Travis Shaw - 1B
Marcus Semien - SS Ryan Hanigan - C
Chris Coghlan - 2B Jackie Bradley - CF
Sean Manaea - LHP Sean O'Sullivan - RHP