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Game Thread #85: A’s vs. Indians

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics
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Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Those amazing A’s are going for the sweep, for their second consecutive sweep, and a 7-game winning streak. Trying to keep the magic going is hard throwing RHP Frankie Montas, opposed by Mike Cleavinger. Today’s photo depicts Montas in the form of an elephant.

Perhaps most startling about the A’s current 12-2 run is they have done it without a HR from Khris Davis and without Matt Chapman. Go figure. Here are today’s lineups:

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS OAKLAND A'S
Francisco Lindor - SS Dustin Fowler - CF
Michael Brantley - LF Mark Canha - RF
Jose Ramirez - 3B Jed Lowrie - 3B
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Khris Davis - DH
Yonder Alonso - 1B Matt Olson - 1B
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Chad Pinder - 2B
Yan Gomes - C Matt Joyce - LF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Marcus Semien - SS
Rajai Davis - CF Jonathan Lucroy - C
Mike Clevinger - RHP Frankie Montas - RHP