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Game Thread #48: Athletics at Tigers

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The A’s are 0-7 on Sundays so far this season, often losing in rather spectacular fashion. But there is a chance to buck that unfortunate trend today, as the A’s seek a four game sweep of the Tigers in this Sunday morning affair.

Mike Fiers has been night-and-day worse on the road than he has been at home. At home, Fiers may have labored here and there, but he has had several good starts at Rickey Henderson Field beyond his no hitter. On the road, Fiers has been lucky to get through four innings before needing to get pulled. Fortunately for Fiers, with a cavernous stadium that is Comerica Park and a rebuilding and weak Tigers’ offense, the home run issues that have haunted him may not come into effect in today’s game.

The A’s are looking for their sixteenth consecutive win against the Tigers, spanning across the past several seasons. The primary reason for the A’s success against Detroit has been the offense pilfering the Tigers’ pitching staff, and going up against a struggling reliever-turned-starter in Gregory Soto, the offense will have a chance to do some damage yet again. After being a late scratch yesterday, Khris Davis is returning to the lineup.

Lineups are below. First pitch is at 10:10.