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Game Thread #14: Oakland at Baltimore

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics
Apr 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Marco Estrada (21) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. 
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After a tough weekend of getting swept by the Astros, it’s only up from here! New week, new game.

Toeing the rubber today for the Athletics is Marco Estrada (0-0, 2.76 ERA) who faces Oriole right-hander Andrew Cashner (1-1, 5.46 ERA). Estrada has pitched into the 6th inning in his last two starts and given up two earned runs and struck out 7.

Top offensive producers by batting average include Phegley (.300), Semien (.298), Piscotty (.265), Pinder (.265), Chapman (.261) and Laureano (.261). Khris Davis is still sitting on 5 homeruns followed by Chapman (3) and Laureano (2). Phegley and Grossman picked up their first homeruns yesterday. While his average is lower, Mark Canha is leading the team in on base percentage at .435. Other leads include Khris Davis for slugging (.535), Matt Chapman for OPS (.858) and Grossman for stolen bases (2).

Here is the starting lineup for today’s 4:05PM start: