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Game Thread #34: A’s vs. Rays

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Rematch against Tampa Bay!

Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Oakland A’s had a couple rough days to wrap up their series against the Toronto Blue Jays this week, and now they’ll get a fresh start against the Tampa Bay Rays. Oakland and Tampa Bay will play three games at the Coliseum beginning Friday.

On the mound for the A’s is Sean Manaea, and the Rays counter with Rich Hill. This pair of lefties faced off last week at Tropicana Field, with Manaea (5 ip, 1 run) coming out ahead over Hill (6 ip, 2 runs). The runs off Hill were courtesy of a two-run homer by Sean Murphy, who’s batting cleanup tonight.

Since then Manaea made a start on Sunday against the Orioles and allowed four runs in five innings, with five strikeouts and no walks.

Make sure to check out today’s latest injury updates, regarding super-sub Chad Pinder and reliever Burch Smith, who are both in the 10-day IL.

A’s lineup (home)

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

Same lineup as yesterday, but a couple position switches.

Rays lineup (away)

  1. DH Randy Arozarena (R)
  2. LF Manuel Margot (R)
  3. 2B Brandon Lowe (L)
  4. 1B Yandy Diaz (R)
  5. 3B Mike Brosseau (R)
  6. C Mike Zunino (R)
  7. CF Kevin Kiermaier (L)
  8. SS Willie Adames (R)
  9. RF Brett Phillips (L)
  • LHP Rich Hill

Let’s Go Oakland!

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