The Oakland A’s dropped the first game of the series to Baltimore, but they come back with their hottest starter in Paul Blackburn. The Orioles counter with Ubaldo Jimenez, who is in the middle of one of his bad years — 24 homers in only 111⅓ innings.
With the addition of Boog Powell in CF, plus some other key youngsters, this is probably Oakland’s best defensive lineup of the entire season.
UPDATE: Never mind, Powell was scratched and Rajai is in CF.
Illness for Powell. Don't know if there's something going around clubhouse. Chapman thought he had food poisoning, Powell just arrived today— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichNBCS) August 12, 2017
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||OAKLAND A'S|
|Tim Beckham - SS||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Marcus Semien - SS|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Jed Lowrie - 2B|
|Adam Jones - CF||Khris Davis - DH|
|Trey Mancini - LF||Chad Pinder - RF|
|Mark Trumbo - DH||Matt Olson - 1B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Matt Chapman - 3B|
|Seth Smith - RF||Bruce Maxwell - C|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Boog Powell - CF|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP||Paul Blackburn - RHP|