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Game Thread #125: Athletics at Orioles

MLB: Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants
Aug 3, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Smith (56) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning.
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Chris Smith (0-2, 5.26) takes the hill in this first of a three-game series at Camden Yards. Wade Miley (6-19, 5.21) and Chris Smith match up for the second time this year, the first being August 10th when Miley notched the win. In that series the A’s and Orioles split the four games.

Baltimore’s Manny Machado has the hottest bat right now, hitting three home runs, the third as a walk-off grand slam, to become the 13th player ever to hit three homers in one game with the final being a walk-off. He is also the first Oriole, and only the 10th player, to hit three grand slams in one calendar month!

For more on the series overview, catch Dani Baker-Gillman’s article:

Today's Lineups

Rajai Davis - LF Tim Beckham - SS
Marcus Semien - SS Manny Machado - 3B
Jed Lowrie - 2B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Khris Davis - DH Adam Jones - CF
Ryon Healy - 1B Trey Mancini - LF
Chad Pinder - RF Chris Davis - 1B
Matt Chapman - 3B Mark Trumbo - DH
Dustin Garneau - C Welington Castillo - C
Boog Powell - CF Seth Smith - RF
Chris Smith - RHP Wade Miley - LHP