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Game Thread #113: A’s at Indians

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Last series against the Indians before they become the Guardians next year!

Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
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The Oakland A’s are riding their latest wave! They’ve won four in a row, and eight out of 10, and suddenly they’re one of the hottest teams in the majors in August. If it seems like they’re suddenly a whole new team, that’s actually somewhat accurate, as their four new trade acquisitions are all playing great so far to supplement the stars who were already here.

Now they’re back on the road to face the Cleveland Indians, and it’ll be the last time we ever say that. The two teams won’t play again after this week, and Cleveland won’t make the postseason this fall, and then next year they will begin going by a new name as the Cleveland Guardians.

Tuesday’s opening game will feature Sean Manaea on the mound for Oakland. The lefty has appeared against Cleveland once this year, working into the 6th inning and taking a no-decision in an A’s victory. He allowed three runs, including a homer by catcher Roberto Perez (who isn’t in the lineup today, on the injured list), but he also struck out seven batters without a walk. In his last six starts combined, he’s walked just five of the 142 batters he’s faced (plus two HBPs).

A’s lineup (away)

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

Murphy Brown!

Indians lineup (home)

  1. CF Myles Straw (R)
  2. SS Amed Rosario (R)
  3. 3B Jose Ramirez (S)
  4. DH Franmil Reyes (R)
  5. LF Harold Ramirez (R)
  6. RF Oscar Mercado (R)
  7. 1B Owen Miller (R)
  8. C Austin Hedges (R)
  9. 2B Ernie Clement (R)
  • RHP Triston McKenzie

Let’s go Oakland!

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