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Athletics vs. Twins Lineup: McCarthy Takes the Mound

The Athletics are in a very good place to gain some crucial ground in the AL West and wild card races as the lowly Minnesota Twins come into town.

Oakland Athletics:

01. Coco Crisp, CF

02. Jonny Gomes, DH

03. Josh Reddick, RF

04. Yoenis Cespedes, LF

05. Chris Carter, 1B

06. Josh Donaldson, 3B

07. Derek Norris, C

08. Adam Rosales, SS

09. Jemile Weeks, 2B

Brandon McCarthy takes the hill for the A's and looks to rebound from his last hard-luck start where he took the loss despite going seven innings and only giving up two runs. McCarthy is 6-4 with a 2.68 ERA on the year.

Minnesota Twins:

01. Ben Revere, CF

02. Darin Mastroianni, RF

03. Joe Mauer, C

04. Josh Willingham, LF

05. Justin Morneau, 1B

06. Ryan Doumit, DH

07. Trevor Plouffe, 3B

08. Jame Carroll, 2B

09. Pedro Florimon, SS

Brian Duensing takes the mound for the Twins in search of his first win in August. Duensing is 2-8 with a 4.69 ERA for the year.

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