Athletics

A's Lineup: Suzuki out, Recker in

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A's Lineup: Suzuki out, Recker in

PROGRAMMING NOTE: A's Pregame Live begins at 1230 on CSN California, followed by A's-Mariners at 1:00, and A's Postgame Live after the final out.

Today's lineups, as announced by managers Bob Melvin and Eric Wedge.

Oakland Athletics

1. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
2. Coco Crisp (S) LF
3. Seth Smith (L) DH
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Josh Reddick (L) RF
6. Cliff Pennington (S) SS
7. Kila Ka'aihue (L) 1B
8. Anthony Recker (R) C
9. Eric Sogard (L) 3B

Seattle Mariners

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A's starter Paul Blackburn removed from game after being hit by line drive

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NBCSportsCalifornia.com

A's starter Paul Blackburn removed from game after being hit by line drive

A’s starter Paul Blackburn left Tuesday’s start in the fifth inning after a liner struck him on the right wrist.

Blackburn was in obvious pain after the Baltimore Orioles’ Trey Mancini hit the line shot back up the middle to lead off the bottom of the fifth at Camden Yards. The ball hit Blackburn flush, and he exited the field shortly after being visited by team trainer Nick Paparesta.

There was no immediate word from the A’s on the severity of his injury. But it was a very unfortunate turn of events for Oakland’s rookie, who largely has impressed in 10 starts since being called up from the minors. He got through four scoreless innings Tuesday, showing sharp form after giving up 18 hits over his previous two starts.

Simon Castro came on in relief as the A’s led the Orioles 5-0 in the fifth. Ryon Healy has homered twice for Oakland.