Alex Pavlovic in for Joe tonight. Here are the lineups:
Josh Bell 3B
Guillermo Moscoso (5-6, 3.52 ERA) vs. Brian Matusz (1-4, 8.77 ERA)
— Conor Jackson (neck) is still out but is nearing a return. Bob Melvin said he thought Jackson could return Thursday, and he is feeling good enough to start contributing off the bench.
— Brandon McCarthy will make his scheduled start Wednesday. Melvin said he was “really surprised McCarthy wasn’t in more pain” after suffering a hit that produced this nice little shiner.
— The A’s haven’t lost more than four straight home games since June of 2009. Of course, the streak is at four entering tonight’s game…