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Game Thread #68: A’s vs. Angels

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Another chance against the Halos

Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics
Sean Maneidon, or, Aquamanaea
Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images

The Oakland A’s are hot. Since the beginning of June they’re 9-2, and the last time they lost a series was at home against the Los Angeles Angels at the end of May. Now they’ll get another crack at correcting that most recent defeat, as the AL West division rival Halos are back at the Coliseum for another three games starting Monday.

The A’s open the series with Sean Manaea, who hasn’t yet allowed a run in June. The lefty tossed a shutout against the Mariners and then six scoreless against the D’Backs, putting him on a streak of 15 straight innings without anybody crossing the plate. Before that he faced the Angels twice in a row at the end of May and allowed just one run each time, completing five innings once and then working into the 7th in the sequel.

Still no Mike Trout for the Angels, though former A’s prospect Max Stassi is doing his best impression at the plate.

Oakland’s lineup will face Dylan Bundy for the second time this year. Last month they knocked him out in the 3rd inning, on the strength of four runs powered by homers from Matt Olson and Seth Brown.

A’s lineup (home)

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

Kemp moves up to second in the order.

Angels lineup (away)

  1. LF Justin Upton (R)
  2. DH Shohei Ohtani (L)
  3. C Max Stassi (R)
  4. 3B Anthony Rendon (R)
  5. SS Jose Iglesias (R)
  6. 1B Jared Walsh (L)
  7. RF Taylor Ward (R)
  8. CF Juan Lagares (R)
  9. 2B David Fletcher (R)
  • RHP Dylan Bundy

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