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Game Thread #159: A’s at Rangers

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It’s the beginning of the end.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Philadelphia Phillies
Sean Manaea
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It’s here, folks.

We’ve made it to the final series of the season, and the momentum is in our favor.

Coming off a Mark Canha walk-off last night, the A’s will send Sean Manaea to the mound. It’s been 10 days since he last pitched, when he tossed 5 innings of 1-run ball for the win over the Phillies.

Miguel González is slated to pitch for the Rangers. He’s on a bit of a tear, only giving up 2 runs over his last 11 innings. His team got pummeled 12-2 by the Astros last night, though.

Now that’s the A’s have secured their first winning month in well over a year, sit back, relax, and enjoy the final four games of 2017.

(also, this picture):

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S TEXAS RANGERS
Marcus Semien - SS Delino DeShields Jr. - CF
Matt Joyce - RF Elvis Andrus - SS
Jed Lowrie - 2B Nomar Mazara - RF
Khris Davis - DH Ryan Rua - LF
Ryon Healy - 1B Joey Gallo - 1B
Matt Chapman - 3B Will Middlebrooks - 3B
Bruce Maxwell - C Willie Calhoun - DH
Mark Canha - LF A.J. Jimenez - C
Jake Smolinski - CF Drew Robinson - 2B
Sean Manaea - LHP Miguel Gonzalez - RHP