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Game Thread #93: A’s Versus Rays

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros
Jun 29, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Daniel Gossett (48) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. 
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Tonight’s matchup in this three game Rays series features Daniel Gossett and Jake Odorizzi. Gossett has dropped his last two starts and has accumulated 13 earned runs in the last 14 1/3 innings and all of that was over just three starts. To say he is struggling is an understatement. Odorizzi is as well, though he claims to have had a “mental restart” that will make the second half better. So, this may very well be a game of high scoring on both sides.

For more details about the series, see Dani Gillman-Baker’s overview:

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS OAKLAND A'S
Mallex Smith - CF Matt Joyce - RF
Corey Dickerson - LF Marcus Semien - SS
Evan Longoria - 3B Yonder Alonso - 1B
Logan Morrison - 1B Khris Davis - LF
Steven Souza - RF Jed Lowrie - 2B
Brad Miller - DH Ryon Healy - DH
Tim Beckham - 2B Bruce Maxwell - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Matt Chapman - 3B
Jesus Sucre - C Jaycob Brugman - CF
Jake Odorizzi - RHP Daniel Gossett - RHP