Athletics Vs. Indians Lineups: Bartolo Colon Faces Former Team

After winning the first game of the series 6-4 Friday night, the Oakland Athletics will try to win the series when they take on the Cleveland Indians Saturday night.

The Athletics will send Bartolo Colon to the mound, looking for his 10th win of the season. Colon began his career with the Indians, starting 160 games for the team from 1997-2002. Indians starter Corey Kluber doesn't have quite as much experience as Colon, as Saturday will be just his fourth Major League Start. In his first three starts this season, Kluber is 0-1 with an 8.56 ERA.

Derek Norris will get a day off from behind the plate Saturday, with George Kottaras doing the catching for the Athletics. After batting second in the lineup Friday, and going 0-4, Jemile Weeks bats ninth. Weeks has spent most of this season batting either first or second but is hitting a paltry .219.

Athletics lineup:

CF - Coco Crisp
3B - Josh Donaldson
RF - Josh Reddick
LF - Yoenis Cespedes
DH - Chris Carter
1B - Brandon Moss
C - George Kottaras
SS - Cliff Pennington
2B - Jemile Weeks

Indians lineup:

2B - Jason Kipnis
SS - Asdrubal Cabrera
RF - Shin-Soo Choo
C - Carlos Santana
CF - Michael Brantley
DH - Shelley Duncan
1B - Casey Kotchman
3B - Jack Hannahan
LF - Ezequiel Carrera

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