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Athletics vs. Mariners, Starting Lineup Preview: A's Offense Looks For Repeat Of Saturday

The Oakland Athletics send out Brett Anderson on Eastern Sunday to face Doug Fister and the Seattle Mariners in hopes of securing yet another series split. The A’s have bounced around the .500 mark and are looking to get permanently above .500. They were 9-8 after the first Red Sox game, but otherwise have been at or below .500 all season.

Brett Anderson makes his fifth start of the season and will look to improve up on his team-leading 1.63 ERA. As should be expected, the A’s currently lead the majors in ERA by a healthy margin. They boast a 2.53 team ERA, while the next best is the Padres pitchers with a 2.94 ERA. It’s interesting to note that both teams are currently sitting under.500.

Doug Fister makes his fifth start of the season and has been mostly solid, aside from a poor performance against the Kansas City Royals in which he gave up five earned runs. The A’s offense blew up last night and will look to carry the momentum over on Sunday. Given how awesome the A’s pitching has been, a little more offense could get this team over the hump and right in the thick of the playoff race.

Oakland Athletics
1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Daric Barton, 1B
3. David DeJesus, RF
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Mark Ellis, 2B
7. Landon Powell, C
8. Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B
9. Cliff Pennington, SS

Seattle Mariners
1. Ichiro Suzuki, DH
2. Chone Figgins, 3B
3. Milton Bradley, LF
4. Miguel Olivo, C
5. Adam Kennedy, 1B
6. Brendan Ryan, SS
7. Michael Saunders, CF
8. Jack Wilson, 2B
9. Ryan Langerhans, RF