April 1, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard (28) celebrates after a scoreless inning against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A's Look to Even Up Opening Series vs. Mariners: Game Preview


The Oakland Athletics will try to get their first win of the season when they take on the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 PST at O.co Coliseum in the second meeting of a four-game series.

Jarrod Parker returns to the mound tonight for the A’s, his last start coming in Game 5 of the Divisional Series of last year’s playoffs against the Detroit Tigers.  Parker will look to build on a rookie campaign that saw him go 13-8 and finish fifth in Rookie of the Year voting for the American League.

For the Mariners, Hisashi Iwakuma will take the mound. Iwakuma went 9-5 record with a 3.16 ERA last season, coming over from Japan. The only member of the A’s who has had previous success in limited at-bata against Iwakuma would be Yoenis Cespedes, who is 2-4 with a home run against him.

Oakland set a dubious record last night, tying the major-leauge record with most consecutive losses in season openers, as they were shutout by Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.

Tonight, they will try to right the ship and get on track in the win column.

 

Lineups

Oakland Athletics (0-1)

Crisp CF

Jaso C

Reddick RF

Cespedes LF

Lowrie SS

Moss 1B

Donaldson 3B

Smith DH

Sogard 2B

Seattle Mariners (1-0)

Saunders CF

Seager 3B

Morales DH

Morse RF

Ibanez LF

Smoak 1B

Montero C

Ackley 2B

Ryan SS

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