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Game Thread #21: A's at Orioles

Ride the wave!!!!!!!!!!!!

Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Ride the wave! The Oakland A’s are on a 12-game win streak, and they’ll look to add another on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

On the mound for the A’s is their Opening Day starter, Chris Bassitt. The righty posted his first quality start of the year last time out, with six innings of two-run ball against the Tigers. His ERA is 4.43 so far, but we all remember the 2.29 mark he put up last summer, which earned him downballot votes in the Cy Young race.

Meanwhile, Oakland’s lineup will face Orioles starter Wade LeBlanc. The lefty has been tough on the A’s in the past, including a pair of scoreless outings in 2018 when he was with the Mariners, but the green and gold did get to him a couple times in 2019.

For Oakland, Mark Canha is back atop the lineup after getting a day off Friday.

A’s lineup (away)

  1. LF Mark Canha (R)
  2. 2B Jed Lowrie (S)
  3. 1B Matt Olson (L)
  4. 3B Matt Chapman (R)
  5. CF Ramon Laureano (R)
  6. RF Stephen Piscotty (R)
  7. C Sean Murphy (R)
  8. DH Mitch Moreland (L)
  9. SS Elvis Andrus (R)
  • RHP Chris Bassitt

Moreland stays in there against the lefty, which I like.

Orioles lineup (home)

  1. CF Cedric Mullins (L)
  2. 1B Trey Mancini (R)
  3. RF DJ Stewart (L)
  4. 3B Maikel Franco (R)
  5. 2B Rio Ruiz (L)
  6. DH Pedro Severino (R)
  7. SS Freddy Galvis (S)
  8. LF Austin Hays (R)
  9. C Chance Sisco (L)
  • LHP Wade LeBlanc

Let’s Go Oakland!

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