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Game Thread #131: Oakland at Anaheim

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Aug 25, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Oakland Coliseum.
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Tonight begins a three-game series agains the Athletics’ AL West rivals, the Angels of Anaheim. The Angels are trailing the Twins in the American League Wildcard jockeying. With September looming, this is a big series for Oakland, a chance to help knock the Angels farther out of the Wildcard hunt. And, the A’s are ready after a winning weekend, sweeping the Rangers.

Tonight, Rookie right hander Daniel Gosset (3-6, 5.49) faces lefty Andrew Heaney (0-0, 8.10), his third start since returning from Tommy John Surgery. Gossett received a no-decision in his first start back fin the majors after being sent back down on August 3rd. In Gossett’s last start, he gave up 5 runs on five hits. For 2017, Gossett has made 11 starts in his Major League rookie year.

As usual, for details about the series, please see Dani Baker-Gillman’s post: https://www.athleticsnation.com/2017/8/28/16215604/athletics-at-angels-warning-spoilers-ahead

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Marcus Semien - SS Cameron Maybin - CF
Chad Pinder - 2B Ben Revere - LF
Jed Lowrie - DH Albert Pujols - DH
Khris Davis - LF Kole Calhoun - RF
Ryon Healy - 1B Andrelton Simmons - SS
Mark Canha - CF Luis Valbuena - 3B
Matt Chapman - 3B C.J. Cron - 1B
Matt Joyce - RF Martin Maldonado - C
Dustin Garneau - C Cliff Pennington - 2B
Daniel Gossett - RHP Andrew Heaney - LHP