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Athletics vs. Rangers Game Thread

Brent Rooker, A’s leader in home runs in 2023.
Brent Rooker, A’s Leftfielder hopes to keep his power surge going against the Rangers at home tonight. He’s currently tied for second in the American League Home Run lead.
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The A’s take on the visiting Texas Rangers in game two of the four-game series in Oakland tonight. After dropping game one yesterday at the Oakland Coliseum, A’s lefthander Ken Waldichuk (1-2, 725 ERA) will take the mound against Rangers lefty Martín Pérez (4-1. 3.86 ERA). Both hurlers will be making their eighth start of the season.

Pérez will be facing a 100% righty batting order that looks like this:

Coming into tonight’s matchup, the Rangers have the sixth-ranked team batting average in all baseball at .264. Waldichuk will face this Texas lineup:

First pitch is at 6:40 P.M. PDT.