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Game Thread #103: Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians

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Fresh off another series win, against the AL-leading Texas Rangers, to boot, the A's hop right on over to the Central-leading Cleveland Indians. It's been a good year for Cleveland, but the A's will try to take some shine off this weekend as they look to continue their winning ways after being oh-so-close to a perfect week.

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Happy Friday and welcome to another gorgeous afternoon of A's baseball, where--dare I say it--the A's have made baseball interesting again! I left you last weekend after two brilliant back-to-back walk-off wins set the tone for last week's winning weekend, and the A's nearly made it a clean 6-game sweep this week but for one bad closer performance. The A's have won every series since the All Star Break, most recently notched a series win against their Division-leading rivals and look to best a very good team this weekend on the road.

Welcome to Cleveland, where we will see Kendall Graveman take the mound, fresh of his brilliant start last week. He will be facing off against Trevor Bauer. Expect the usual crew in the lineup today.

Let's do this!

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S CLEVELAND INDIANS
Coco Crisp - CF Carlos Santana - DH
Jed Lowrie - 2B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Josh Reddick - RF Francisco Lindor - SS
Khris Davis - LF Mike Napoli - 1B
Stephen Vogt - C Jose Ramirez - 3B
Billy Butler - DH Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Yonder Alonso - 1B Rajai Davis - LF
Marcus Semien - SS Tyler Naquin - CF
Ryon Healy - 3B Chris Gimenez - C
Kendall Graveman - RHP Trevor Bauer - RHP

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!