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GameThread No.70: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics, June 14, 2018 2:35 PM CDT

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Join the conversation as the Houston Astros, behind Justin Verlander, look to extend their winning streak to eight games and sweep the Oakland Athletics.

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Oakland Athletics (34-34) vs. Houston Astros (44-25), June 14, 2018, 2:35 PM CDT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW, MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM

Online: MLB.TV

Athletics SBNation Blog: Athletics Nation

Pitching Matchup

RHP Frankie Montas (3-0, 1.25 ERA, 14 SO) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (8-2, 1.45 ERA, 113 SO)

Today's Lineups

It feels really weird to not type George Springer's name in the leadoff spot. Took a few seconds to sink in that someone else would be leading off the game today for the Astros. Oh well, Springer is getting a well deserved day off and surely will be back playing tomorrow night against Kansas City.

Note: Angel Hernandez is the Home Plate umpire for this afternoon's game, so things could get interesting...

Houston Astros Oakland Athletics
Alex Bregman - 3B Dustin Fowler - CF
Jose Altuve- 2B Marcus Semien - SS
Carlos Correa - SS Jed Lowrie - 2B
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Khris Davis - DH
Josh Reddick - RF Matt Olson - 1B
Evan Gattis - DH Matt Chapman - 3B
Marwin Gonzalez - LF Mark Canha - LF
Brian McCann - C Stephen Piscotty - RF
Tony Kemp - CF Jonathan Lucroy - C
Justin Verlander - RHP Frankie Montas - RHP