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Lineups and notes for A’s-Rangers series finale

The lineups as the A’s try to avoid a sweep against the Rangers …

A’s — Weeks 2B, Crisp CF, Matsui DH, Willingham LF, DeJesus RF, Pennington SS, Allen 1B, Suzuki C, Sogard 3B; Cahill RHP.

Rangers — Kinsler 2B, Andrus SS, Hamilton LF, Young 1B, Beltre 3B, Murphy RF, Cruz DH, Torrealba C, Gentry CF; Lewis RHP.

A’s manager Bob Melvin was asked an interesting question about Jemile Weeks, who enters today hitting .297. If Weeks was teetering at .300 on the season’s final day, would Melvin consider sitting the rookie to preserve that batting average? “That’s a good question,” Melvin said. “I think he’d fight me on it, to tell you the truth. He likes to play.”

With the A’s 17 games under .500, such individual milestones are more interesting to ponder than what’s going on from a team perspective, that’s for sure …

Joe Stiglich

  • ron hassey

    What has happened to Trevor Cahill this year? Didn’t he start the season 6-0? Crazy.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/853542-mlb-oakland-athletics-wonder-what-went-wrong-with-trevor-cahill

  • Stan

    Was Monte Poole’s article on Beane some type of sarcasm? Because if happy Beane-man,creates these stinker teams,bring back the poor and underpressure Beane of 1995-2005 who tried to win.
    Beane in his comfort zone of designer sunglasses,slacks and panama hats,is oblivious to losing…he see’s his bank account grow says “Check!”..and all’s fine with him.
    If that’s wrong BEANES,tell me where.

  • wesley strzegowski

    aat least they won 70 games this year. not bad for a lousy team.

  • Stan

    70?…Thats bad. Less is horrific.