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Game Thread #147: Oakland Athletics at Philadelphia Phillies

MLB: Game Two-Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon and Happy Friday! After an outrageously fun weekend that saw the A’s thoroughly dominate the Houston Astros in a four-game sweep, the A’s faltered a bit in their trip to Boston this week, losing three out of four to the AL East-leading Red Sox.

They are hoping their fortunes change with the arrival in Philadelphia, and not just because the Phillies are in dead last; with a considerably worse record than the A’s.

Daniel Mengden, who was a key part of last weekend’s sweep, will be on the mound, looking for his second win in a row. He’d also like the A’s to score another 11 runs to help him out, and since he’ll be batting, maybe he’ll even help himself.

Here are your lineups:

Today's Lineups

Matt Joyce - LF Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Marcus Semien - SS Odubel Herrera - CF
Jed Lowrie - 2B Aaron Altherr - LF
Matt Olson - 1B Rhys Hoskins - 1B
Ryon Healy - 3B Nick Williams - RF
Bruce Maxwell - C Maikel Franco - 3B
Chad Pinder - RF Andrew Knapp - C
Boog Powell - CF J.P. Crawford - SS
Daniel Mengden - RHP Mark Leiter - RHP