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Game Thread #1: Oakland A’s vs. Los Angeles Angels

Previewing the A’s first game of the 2020 season

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The 2020 MLB season has officially arrived! It’s been a long wait and a bumpy ride from the March coronavirus pandemic shutdown until now, but we’re finally here. This is really happening.

To get you caught up, here are some links previewing the matchup and the season overall:

To watch this game, tune in to ESPN for the national broadcast, or NBC Sports California locally. If you prefer to stream online, try fuboTV, which offers a free trial. Here’s all the info on how to follow:

Without further ado, here are the first lineups of the season!

A’s lineup (home):

  1. Marcus Semien, SS
  2. Ramon Laureano, CF
  3. Matt Chapman, 3B
  4. Khris Davis, DH
  5. Matt Olson, 1B
  6. Chad Pinder, 2B
  7. Mark Canha, LF
  8. Stephen Piscotty, RF
  9. Sean Murphy, C
  • Frankie Montas, RHP

Angels lineup (away):

  1. 3B David Fletcher
  2. CF Mike Trout
  3. DH Shohei Ohtani
  4. LF Justin Upton
  5. 2B Tommy La Stella
  6. 1B Albert Pujols
  7. C Jason Castro
  8. SS Andrelton Simmons
  9. RF Brian Goodwin
  • Andrew Heaney, LHP

Also make sure to keep an eye out for the cardboard cutout fans, especially as foul balls get launched into the seats toward them. And make sure to listen for hot dog vendor Tom Hanks, hawking his wares throughout the park.

Let’s Go Oakland!