Oakland has outscored Seattle 12-2 in this series, so manager Eric Wedge has scrambled his lineup for the day - dropping Dustin Ackley for a day, inserting Alex Liddi, letting Franklin Gutierrez lead off ...
Will it be enough to avert the sweep?
Jason Vargas pitches for his 15th win, and yes, the Mariners are in need of a solid start after watching Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma beaten.
Here's the lineup vs. the surging Athletics:
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Franklin Gutierrez CFMichael Saunders LFJesus Montero DHKyle Seager 2BMiguel Olivo CCasper Wells RFMike Carp 1BAlex Liddi 3BBrendan Ryan SSJason Vargas LHP