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Game Thread #51: A’s vs. Mariners

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Don’t get swept?

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The Oakland A’s lost the first two games of their weekend series against the sub-.500 Seattle Mariners, and now they find themselves on the verge of being swept in their own home park at the Coliseum.

They’ll look to avoid that fate on Wednesday, as James Kaprielian takes the mound for his third start of the year. The top prospect looked good in his first two appearances, striking out 15 of the 45 batters he faced alongside a 2.53 ERA. If he can continue pitching like this, then Oakland might have found themselves another quality long-term member for their rotation.

On the other side of the ball, the A’s lineup scored just five total runs in the first two contests against the Mariners, so the task at hand is getting the offense going again. That will also mean getting the ball past CF Kyle Lewis, who has made some great catches in the outfield.

A’s lineup (home)

  1. DH Mark Canha (R)
  2. 1B Matt Olson (L)
  3. CF Ramon Laureano (R)
  4. LF Seth Brown (L)
  5. 3B Matt Chapman (R)
  6. RF Stephen Piscotty (R)
  7. 2B Tony Kemp (L)
  8. SS Elvis Andrus (R)
  9. C Aramis Garcia (R)
  • RHP James Kaprielian

Shaking up the order after a few losses.

Mariners lineup (away)

  1. RF Jarred Kelenic (L)
  2. DH Mitch Haniger (R)
  3. 3B Kyle Seager (L)
  4. CF Kyle Lewis (R)
  5. SS J.P. Crawford (L)
  6. 2B Ty France (R)
  7. LF Donovan Walton (L)
  8. 1B Eric Campbell (R)
  9. C Jose Godoy (L)
  • RHP Robert Dugger

Let’s Go Oakland!

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