Oakland A's probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Texas Rangers, May 7

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The Athletics dropped Monday night's game after an 8th inning home run from shortstop Corey Seager put the Rangers ahead for good. Alex Wood had his best start of the year, going 6 shutout innings and allowing just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3.

The offense was once again an issue for the A's, who managed just 2 runs on 7 hits, three of which came from Abraham Toro. JD Davis got hit in the head by a throw while scoring on a Darell Hernaiz single but stayed in the game and appears to be no worse for the wear.

The A's are still 3rd in the AL West but fell to 17-19 on the year, dropping further away from that elusive winning record. They'll look to get back in the win column against a tough Rangers lineup this afternoon.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Ross Stripling gets the start for the Athletics this afternoon. He's 1-5 on the year with a 4.24 ERA but is coming off a strong start against the Pirates last time out. He's posted a 3.37 FIP and is slowly getting his ERA back to a respectable number despite the poor W-L record.
  • Jose Urena gets the nod for the Rangers this afternoon. Urena is 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 bullpen appearances. This will be his first start of the year. If ever there was a time for the Athletics offense to put some runs on the board early, today would be it. Over the past five years, Urena has posted a 5.50 ERA with a 5.21 FIP with a dismal 10.3 hits per 9.

Oakland A's starting lineup, May 7

  • Abraham Toro, 2B
  • JJ Bleday, CF
  • Brent Rooker, DH
  • Seth Brown, LF
  • JD Davis, 1B
  • Kyle McCann, C
  • Lawrence Butler, RF
  • Darell Hernaiz, SS
  • Brett Harris, 3B

Texas Rangers starting lineup, May 7

  • Marcus Semien, 2B
  • Corey Seager, SS
  • Nathaniel Lowe, 1B
  • Adolis Garcia, RF
  • Evan Carter, LF
  • Josh Smith, 3B
  • Travis Jankowski, DH
  • Jonah Heim, C
  • Leody Taveras, CF

What channel is the Oakland Athletics game on today?

  • Game time: 12:37 pm PDT
  • Oakland A's fans can watch on NBCSCA
  • Rangers fans can watch on Bally Sports Southwest
  • Out-of-market fans can watch on MLB Network

How can I stream the Oakland Athletics game today?

How can I listen to the Oakland Athletics game today?

  • The Athletics' broadcast will be available on A's Cast, KIQI 1010, and Bloomberg 960 AM / 103.7 FM HD2
  • The Rangers broadcast will be available on 105.3 The Fan, and KFLC 1270 AM