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Spring Game #15: A’s vs. Cubs

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Raul Alcantara takes on the WS Champs’ A-team

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! Apologies for the late game thread today.

Raul Alcantara is taking the mound against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs. Both teams are putting more or less their actual major league lineups on the field, at least for the first few innings. Alcantara is on a 60-pitch limit and looks to secure a place in the A’s rotation.

This is the first game of the (pre-)season to be showed on CSN. Rejoice, baseball is back on regular TV! We’ve even got a new correspondent, Angela Sun, which is exciting.

A’s Lineup

Rajai Davis (CF)

Jed Lowrie (2B)

Matt Joyce (RF)

Ryon Healy (1B)

Trevor Plouffe (3B)

Yonder Alonso (DH)

Marcus Semien (SS)

Josh Phegley (C)

Mark Canha (LF)

Raul Alcantara (P)

Cubs Lineup

Kyle Schwarber (LF)

Kris Bryant (3B)

Anthony Rizzo (1B)

Ben Zobrist (2B)

Addison Russell (SS)

Jason Heyward (RF)

Miguel Montero (C)

Matt Szczur (DH)

Albert Almora, Jr. (CF)

Jake Arrieta (P)