A’s looking to avoid the broom vs. Twins

Any doubts this is a big game for the A’s? They’re trying to avoid a three-game sweep to the Twins, but they also need to steal some momentum as they begin a four-game series tomorrow against the Angels, who are playing well and just leapfrogged the A’s in the standings.

No Adam Rosales in the A’s lineup today. What’s this guy have to do to stay in there … somewhere?

Here are the full lineups:

A’s: Davis CF, Barton 1B, Sweeney RF, Suzuki C, Cust DH, Kouzmanoff 3B, Gross LF, Ellis 2B, Pennington SS; Gonzalez LHP.

Twins: Span CF, Tolbert 2B, Mauer DH, Kubel RF, Young LF, Valencia 3B, Harris 1B, Punto SS, Butera C; Blackburn RHP.

Joe Stiglich