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Game Thread #40: A’s at Twins

Visiting Minnesota after sweeping the Twins in the Bay Area

Oakland Athletics v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Oakland A’s road trip continues after winning a series at Fenway Park in Boston, as they now head to Target Field to face the Minnesota Twins for three games.

These two teams met once already this year, when the A’s swept Minnesota in three contests at the Coliseum. However, there were extenuating circumstances, as the Twins were dealing with a coronavirus outbreak that cost them a couple of players (who are in tonight’s starting lineup) and messed up their travel schedule. Now they’ll get a proper chance to make a better impression — although they still stand at 12-23 overall, and have lost seven of their last eight.

Oakland starts with Frankie Montas on the mound, coming off a few strong outings in a row. He’s been quality in four of seven tries this year, with one more that only missed the distinction by a couple outs.

The A’s also have an addition to their bench, as Chad Pinder was activated from the injured list after more than a month off recovering from a sprained left knee.

A’s lineup (away)

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

Canha gets a day off.

Twins lineup (home)

  1. LF Luis Arraez (L)
  2. 3B Josh Donaldson (R)
  3. 2B Jorge Polanco (S)
  4. DH Nelson Cruz (R)
  5. RF Trevor Larnach (L)
  6. 1B Willians Astudillo (R)
  7. CF Max Kepler (L)
  8. SS Andrelton Simmons (R)
  9. C Ben Rortvedt (L)
  • RHP Matt Shoemaker

Let’s Go Oakland!

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