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Game Thread #91: A’s at Astros

Frankie Montas will take the mound against the Astros’ Gerrit Cole.

Cleveland Indians v Oakland Athletics Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

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The A’s have capitalized on their AL Central-heavy schedule in recent weeks, and have not lost a series since getting swept by the Astros in June.

After garnering some respect on the national stage, they will face a real test in the dominant Houston team, which just swept its past two opponents consecutively.

Frankie Montas will take the mound for the A’s. Last Sunday against Cleveland, he put up a decent 5.2 inning and three ER start, striking out six. But before that, against Detroit, he was shelled for six runs in three innings.

Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Astros, coming off a four ER, five inning outing last week. Despite his mostly great season, one of his weaknesses as of late been the home run. If you’ve been following the A’s at all recently, your eyes should light up.

First pitch is at 5:10pm!

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S HOUSTON ASTROS
Dustin Fowler - CF George Springer - CF
Mark Canha - LF Alex Bregman - 3B
Jed Lowrie - 2B Jose Altuve - 2B
Khris Davis - DH Josh Reddick - RF
Matt Olson - 1B Evan Gattis - DH
Stephen Piscotty - RF Marwin Gonzalez - SS
Matt Chapman - 3B Kyle Tucker - LF
Marcus Semien - SS Tyler White - 1B
Jonathan Lucroy - C Tim Federowicz - C
Frankie Montas - RHP Gerrit Cole - RHP