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Game Thread #139: A’s vs. Yankees

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Trevor Cahill take the mound against Vallejo-native CC Sabathia.

Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

At long last, the return of Home Cahill, and the promise of his 0.85 ERA.

Cahill is coming off two poor road starts. Of course, as with all things small sample size, we can’t seriously know that being on the road negatively affects his performance, but it sure looks like it. Two starts ago, he went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs in Minnesota, and last week, he went just 3.1 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in Houston.

But three starts ago, at home on August 18th? Seven innings, 0 runs, 7 strikeouts. And the home start on August 5th? Six innings, 0 runs, 10 strikeouts.

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38-year-old veteran CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees. He’s 7-5 with a 3.36 ERA this year, and in a current stretch of three quality starts, and before that, he was only an out short of one.

Ramon Laureano will get a start off, but could come off the bench.

Today's Lineups

YANKEES ATHLETICS
Andrew McCutchen - RF Marcus Semien - SS
Giancarlo Stanton - DH Matt Chapman - 3B
Aaron Hicks - CF Jed Lowrie - 2B
Miguel Andujar - 3B Khris Davis - DH
Gary Sanchez - C Stephen Piscotty - RF
Gleyber Torres - 2B Matt Olson - 1B
Luke Voit - 1B Chad Pinder - LF
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Mark Canha - CF
Brett Gardner - LF Jonathan Lucroy - C

First pitch of this potential Wild Card game preview is at 1:05!