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Game Thread #112: A’s vs Tigers

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The A’s have won their last four games. Can they make it another five straight tonight?

Oakland Athletics, Edwin Jackson
In his last start, Edwin Jackson got the 100th win of his career. Tonight he looks to make it 101 and five straight wins for the A’s!
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The A’s have won 31 of their last 41 games. Win number 31 was mostly thanks to rookie Ramon Laureano, who first made an incredible throw to shut down the Detroit Tigers in the top of the 13th inning on Friday night. He then came to the plate in the bottom half of the inning with two men on base. With the count at 1-2, Laureano took an 82 MPH slider from reliever Victor Alcantara and launched it deep to right, over the head of Nick Castellanos and to the wall, plating Nick Martini. With his first major league hit, in his first major league game, Laureano walked-off for the A’s. Just, ya know, ICYMI:

While we may not see that kind of excitement tonight (well, who knows? Didn’t we tell ourselves that in Arlington against the Texas Rangers?) at the Coliseum, the A’s will look to make it five straight wins behind starter Edwin Jackson who will face off against Tigers’ starter Jordan Zimmermann.

Here are today’s starting lineups:

Detroit Tigers:

  1. J Jones CF
  2. N Castellanos RF
  3. N Goodrum 2B
  4. J Candelario 3B
  5. V Martinez DH
  6. J Hicks C
  7. J Adduci 1B
  8. J Iglesias SS
  9. M Gerber LF

Oakland Athletics:

  1. N Martini LF
  2. M Chapman 3B
  3. J Lowrie 2B
  4. K Davis DH
  5. M Olson 1B
  6. S Piscotty RF
  7. J Lucroy C
  8. M Semien SS
  9. R Laureano CF

Let’s keep the magic going! Let’s Go Oakland!