Good morning/afternoon from the Oakland Coliseum. Ben Enos filling in for Joe Stiglich.
News of the day is Andrew Bailey is back from the disabled list, with Ross Wolf heading back to Sacramento to make room. The closer said he’s excited to be back, having thrown just one rehab appearance for the Rivercats earlier this week to shake the rust off a little.
It’s Fiesta Day at the Coliseum, with a Latin American theme playing heavily in the pregame PA music mix. I’m resisting the temptation to get up and dance (yeah, right).
Here are today’s lineups.
A’s — Crisp CF, Barton 1B, Ellis 2B, Cust DH, Kouzmanoff 3B, Davis LF, Powell C, Gross RF, Pennington SS; Braden LHP
Rays — Upton CF, Bartlett SS, Crawford LF, Longoria 3B, Pena 1B, Zobrist RF, Aybar DH, Rodriguez 2B, Shoppach C; Garza RHP