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Updated: 2017-08-22T20:30:27-07:00


Paul Blackburn leaves game after being hit by line drive



The A’s starter hopes to make his next start.

A’s starter Paul Blackburn left in the fifth inning of his start against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday after being struck by a line drive.

Baltimore put one more nail in the coffin in the bottom of the 8th. Welington Castillo took it deep for his 13th dinger of the season to make the score Baltimore 7, Athletics 3—the final score.

Final pitching numbers:

Chris Smith went 4.1 innings giving up six hits (two of them homeruns), five runs (four of them earned) on two walks and three strikeouts. Dull and Brady also gave up a homeruns. Wade Miley received the win after six innings pitched and giving up five hits, two earned runs (one of them a homerun), with four walks and six strikeouts.

Game Thread #125: Athletics at Orioles



Chris Smith (0-2, 5.26) takes the hill in this first of a three-game series at Camden Yards. Wade Miley (6-19, 5.21) and Chris Smith match up for the second time this year, the first being August 10th when Miley notched the win. In that series the A’s and Orioles split the four games.

Baltimore’s Manny Machado has the hottest bat right now, hitting three home runs, the third as a walk-off grand slam, to become the 13th player ever to hit three homers in one game with the final being a walk-off. He is also the first Oriole, and only the 10th player, to hit three grand slams in one calendar month!

For more on the series overview, catch Dani Baker-Gillman’s article:

Today's Lineups

Rajai Davis - LF Tim Beckham - SS
Marcus Semien - SS Manny Machado - 3B
Jed Lowrie - 2B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Khris Davis - DH Adam Jones - CF
Ryon Healy - 1B Trey Mancini - LF
Chad Pinder - RF Chris Davis - 1B
Matt Chapman - 3B Mark Trumbo - DH
Dustin Garneau - C Welington Castillo - C
Boog Powell - CF Seth Smith - RF
Chris Smith - RHP Wade Miley - LHP