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Spring Game Thread #7: A’s vs. Indians

Lots of A’s starters playing today

Holmes on the mound
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The Cactus League continues Sunday, with the Oakland A’s already playing their seventh exhibition game of 2021 spring training. This time they’ll face the Cleveland Indians.

The A’s open with Grant Holmes on the mound, for his second start of the spring. The No. 10 on our Community Prospect List tossed a pair of solid innings in his first game. He’s on the 40-man roster but hasn’t yet debuted in the majors, with that jump being a reasonable goal for 2021.

The A’s have Matt Chapman back at DH, after making his defensive debut on Friday. He’ll play third base again on Monday, per insider Martin Gallegos.

Cleveland starts pitcher Adam Plutko, after trading away much of their star rotation over the last year. Plutko made four starts last season among his 10 appearances, but fared much better as a reliever. He threw two scoreless frames in his 2021 spring debut.

First pitch is (was) 12:05 p.m. PT. You can listen to the radio broadcast for free online at A’s Cast.

A’s lineup (home)

  1. LF Mark Canha (R)
  2. SS Elvis Andrus (R)
  3. 1B Matt Olson (L)
  4. DH Matt Chapman (R)
  5. CF Ramon Laureano (R)
  6. RF Stephen Piscotty (R)
  7. C Austin Allen (L)
  8. 2B Pete Kozma (R)
  9. 3B Vimael Machin (L)
  • RHP Grant Holmes

Lots of starters in that lineup! Especially the top six.

Indians lineup (away)

  1. SS Amed Rosario (R)
  2. LF Ben Gamel (L)
  3. 3B Yu Chang (R)
  4. 1B Bobby Bradley (L)
  5. RF Daniel Johnson (L)
  6. 2B Mike Freeman (L)
  7. CF Bradley Zimmer (L)
  8. DH Ryan Lavarnway (R)
  9. C Austin Hedges (R)
  • RHP Adam Plutko

Let’s go Oakland!