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Game Thread #23: A’s at Rangers

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We’ve got front row seats to round two of the Trevor Cahill Experience.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

I think it’s fair to say we all prepared ourselves for the worst when Trevor Cahill took the mound in front of 46,000 fans last Tuesday night.

Lucky for everyone, the 50th anniversary celebration also served as a somewhat of a coming-out party for Cahill, who struck out eight through seven innings of shutout baseball.

We still really can’t say whether Cahill’s start was a short-lived, likely Dave Kaval-orchestrated miracle, or whether he’s back in 2010 form.

Regardless, things seem to be swinging in the A’s favor nowadays. Coming off a 2-1 series win against the league-leading Red Sox, which included some, errr, very good pitching, we’ve got every reason to believe the momentum will carry. The Rangers are 3-10 this year at home and are in the bottom third of teams in runs scored per game.

So do your best to invoke all the 2010 good vibes, and let’s get the week started on a high note.

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S TEXAS RANGERS
Marcus Semien - SS Delino DeShields Jr. - CF
Stephen Piscotty - RF Shin-Soo Choo - DH
Jed Lowrie - 2B Nomar Mazara - RF
Khris Davis - DH Adrian Beltre - 3B
Matt Chapman - 3B Joey Gallo - LF
Matt Olson - 1B Jurickson Profar - SS
Mark Canha - CF Robinson Chirinos - C
Chad Pinder - LF Ronald Guzman - 1B
Jonathan Lucroy - C Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 2B
Trevor Cahill - RHP Matt Moore - LHP