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Game Thread #142: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros

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MLB: Washington Nationals at Oakland Athletics Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s play two! The second half of this doubleheader is all gravy for the A’s; they won the first by absolutely trouncing the Astros 11-1 for their third win in a row. They try to make it four in a row behind Daniel Mengden as they play baseball all day; the best kind!

It was noted earlier that the Cleveland Indians have now won 17 in a row. I feel petty, much like I’ve always thought about the Miami Dolphins when I root against their record...but I still do.

Here are your lineups for the nightcap:

Today's Lineups

HOUSTON ASTROS OAKLAND A'S
Cameron Maybin - CF Boog Powell - CF
Alex Bregman - 3B Chad Pinder - RF
Jose Altuve - 2B Ryon Healy - DH
Carlos Correa - SS Matt Olson - 1B
Josh Reddick - RF Matt Chapman - 3B
Yulieski Gurriel - 1B Bruce Maxwell - C
Carlos Beltran - DH Mark Canha - LF
Brian McCann - C Joey Wendle - 2B
Tony Kemp - LF Franklin Barreto - SS
Brad Peacock - RHP Daniel Mengden - RHP

LET’S GO OAK-LAND!