Oakland A's probable pitchers and starting lineup vs Cleveland Guardians, April 20

Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Guardians
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The Oakland A's will take on the Cleveland Guardians this afternoon looking to snap a 4-game losing streak. The A's were swept by the Cardinals earlier this week and started their current 10-game road trip off on the wrong foot last night, getting demolished 10-2 by the Guardians.

The A's come into tonight's matchup with an 8-12 record, 1.5 games ahead of the Astros who are in last place in the AL West. Last night's loss dropped the A's run differential to -30 on the year. The offense is more to blame than the pitching staff considering that the bullpen has been sharp all season. The rotation has had a rough go, however Alex Wood will look to tighten things up tonight.

It'll be cold in Cleveland tonight, with game time temperatures looking to be in the mid-40's. That could give an edge to the pitchers, though neither have been able to shut down opponents thus far.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Alex Wood will take the mound for the Athletics tonight. He enters with an 8.10 ERA and an 0-1 record, despite the A's winning in two of his four starts. In his Opening Day start against the Guardians, Wood got bounced after just 3.1 innings, having allowed 6 runs on 7 hits and a walk. He'll need to bring his best stuff to the mound today if he wants to leave the A's in a good spot.
  • Logan Allen gets the nod for the Guardians tonight. He's 2-0 with a 5.06 ERA to start the season, posting 17 strikeouts to just 6 walks. Allen doesn't have elite velocity but has shown excellent control of the strike zone during his brief major league career. He'll look to improve on his results with a matchup against a struggling Athletics' offense this evening.

Oakland A's starting lineup, April 20

  • Esteury Ruiz, CF
  • Tyler Nevin, RF
  • Zack Gelof, 2B
  • Brent Rooker, LF
  • Abraham Toro, DH
  • Shea Langeliers, C
  • Ryan Noda, 1B
  • Nick Allen, SS
  • Max Schuemann, 3B

Cleveland Guardians starting lineup, April 20

  • Steven Kwan, LF
  • David Fry, 1B
  • Jose Ramirez, 3B
  • Josh Naylor, DH
  • Ramon Laureano, RF
  • Tyler Freeman, CF
  • Gabriel Arias, 2B
  • Austin Hedges, C
  • Brayan Rocchio, SS

What channel is the Oakland A's game on today?

  • Game time: 3:10 pm PDT
  • Athletics fans can watch on NBCSCA
  • Guardians fans can watch on Bally Sports Great Lakes

How can I stream the Oakland A's game today?

How can I listen to the Oakland A's game today?

  • The Athletics broadcast will be available on A's Cast and Bloomberg 960AM/103.7 HD2
  • The Guardians broadcast will be on WTAM 1100, WMMS 100.7, WARF 1350, and the Guardians Radio Network