The game starts at 7:05 and will be on Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
Pirate lineup: Starling Marte LF, Jose Tabata RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Russell Martin C, Garrett Jones 1B, Jordy Mercer 2B, Clint Barmes SS and Gerrit Cole P.
Hey! Clint and Jordy are starting, as it should be.
Athletic lineup: Coco Crisp CF, Josh Reddick RF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jed Lowrie SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, John Jaso C, Brandon Moss 1B,Eric Sogard 2B and Dan Straily P.
Homecoming for Brandon Moss.
- Oakland is 12-3 in their last 15 games against the AL Central and 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. The Pirates have lost five of their last seven after winning nine in a row.
- The Pirates enter tonight’s action with the best ERA (3.14) in the Major Leagues. The starting staff ranks second among all teams with a 3.31 ERA, trailing only St. Louis (3.24), while the relief pitchers rank second with a 2.89 ERA, trailing only Atlanta (2.63)