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Game Thread #48: A’s vs. Rangers


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The Oakland A’s host the Texas Rangers at the Coliseum for the second game of their four-game series. Texas won the opener last night.

The Rangers lineup is littered with former A’s. Leading off is our old hometown star Marcus Semien, batting cleanup is our former catching prospect Jonah Heim, and batting ninth is one of our past draft picks in utilityman Eli White.

Oakland will try to keep those familiar hitters at bay with Cole Irvin on the mound. The lefty returned from the injured list to make his previous start last Sunday and turned in a quality effort against the Angels that afternoon, with three runs in six innings.

A’s lineup (home)

  1. 2B Tony Kemp (L)
  2. DH Jed Lowrie (S)
  3. CF Ramon Laureano (R)
  4. 1B Seth Brown (L)
  5. C Sean Murphy (R)
  6. LF Chad Pinder (R)
  7. RF Luis Barrera (L)
  8. SS Elvis Andrus (R)
  9. 2B Sheldon Neuse (R)
  • LHP Cole Irvin

Rangers lineup (away)

  1. 2B Marcus Semien (R)
  2. SS Corey Seager (L)
  3. CF Adolis Garcia (R)
  4. C Jonah Heim (S)
  5. RF Kole Calhoun (L)
  6. DH Sam Huff (R)
  7. 1B Nathaniel Lowe (L)
  8. 3B Charlie Culberson (R)
  9. LF Eli White (R)
  • RHP Jon Gray

How to watch/listen

  • Date: Friday, May 27
  • Time: 6:40 p.m. PT
  • TV: NBC Sports California
  • Radio: 960 AM
  • Streaming (listen): A’s Cast