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Game #52: Behind Manaea, A’s End Skid

May 31st, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes a struggling team just needs one good starting pitcher to right the ship, and tonight, Sean Manaea did just that. Prior to tonight, the last time Manaea pitched was on Friday evening when he beat the Yankees behind 7 strong innings and 8 strikeouts. It was also the last time the A’s had won a game. Tonight, Manaea gave the A’s 7 more strong innings as he struck out 9 en route to his third straight victory.

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I originally wrote that tonight’s key to the game was the A’s lineup and how they would fare against Cleveland starting pitcher Mike Clevinger, but the fact of the matter was, the A’s only …

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Tags: Austin Jackson, Chad Pinder, Francisco Lindor, I originally wrote that tonight's key to the game was the A's lineup, Jose Ramirez, Joyce's, Khris Davis, Matt Joyce, Mike Clevinger, Ryan Madson, Santiago Casilla, Sean Manaea, Yankees

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