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Game Thread #144: Athletics vs Rangers

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to today’s ballgame, Nick Martini and Ryan Dull were called up from the minor leagues to further fill out the expanded September roster. Whether or not Dull appears in this game is yet to be seen, but after his noticeable absence during these last couple of weeks, Martini is back in the starting lineup and in left field today. The leadoff spot, however, still belongs to Razor Ramon Laureano.

Trevor Cahill will have a tough task ahead of him versus a Rangers lineup that has scored more runs since the All Star Break than any other team in baseball. Fortunately for Cahill, the game will be played in the comfy confines of Oakland, where he has been nearly perfect this season. With a win today, the A’s will sweep their final series of the season against their division rivals.

First pitch is at 1:05. Lineups are below.