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Game Thread #90: Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians

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Baseball kicks off with a Friday night game thread

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Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday night game thread; which was supposed to be known as the Sonny Gray showcase game. BUT HE WAS JUST SCRATCHED? WAIT NOW HE’S NOT. HE IS PITCHING. Also, an Indians’ beat writer may have some explaining to do. It is still the Sonny Gray Showcase game tonight as Sonny will pitch for his maximum trade value. He will be facing off against Carlos Carrasco, who has been outstanding in the first half of the season. The Indians are having a good season; meanwhile the A’s are trying to get back to 10 games under .500.

Here are your lineups:

CLEVELAND INDIANS

Bradley Zimmer - CF
Francisco Lindor - SS
Michael Brantley - LF
Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Jose Ramirez - 3B
Carlos Santana - 1B
Yan Gomes - C
Tyler Naquin - RF
Erik Gonzalez - 2B

OAKLAND A'S

Matt Joyce - RF
Marcus Semien - SS
Yonder Alonso - 1B
Khris Davis - LF
Jed Lowrie - 2B
Ryon Healy - DH
Bruce Maxwell - C
Matt Chapman - 3B
Rajai Davis - CF

LET’S GO OAK-LAND!