A's lineup: Young sixth, Reddick seventh

A's lineup: Young sixth, Reddick seventh
April 25, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Chris Young is hitting .174 this season with four home runs and 14 RBI. (AP)

Programming note: Coverage of A's-Orioles begins at 6:30 with A's Pregame Live, followed by A's baseball at 7:05, and A's Postgame Live immediately after the final out.

After a 1-5 road trip the A's return home for a seven-game homestand.

A's  
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. John Jaso (L) C
3. Seth Smith (L) DH
4. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
5. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Josh Reddick (L) RF
8. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B

Instant analysis:

The A's are keeping Jed Lowrie in the cleanup spot. He has been hitting no matter where A's manager Bob Melvin pencils him in. Lowrie has an MLB-leading five games with three or more hits. He has 30 hits and is three hits shy of breaking the A's record for hits in April set by Stan Javier in 1994 and Ben Grieve in 1998. Lowrie is no stranger to hot starts. He has a .353 career batting average in April.  

One to watch: 

Brandon Moss is 3 for 4 in his career against Orioles' starting pitcher Jason Hammel. Moss leads the A's with 16 RBI this season. He is hitting .444 with runners in scoring position. 

Worth Noting: 

Chris Young hit two home runs on Wednesday. He has gotten off to a slow start, but is actually tied with Lowrie for second on the team with 14 RBI.

Orioles
1. Nate McLouth (L) LF
2. Manny Machado (R) 3B
3. Nick Markakis (L) RF
4. Adam Jones (R) CF
5. Chris Davis (L) 1B
6. Matt Wieters (S) C
7. J.J. Hardy (R) SS
8. Ryan Flaherty (L) 2B
9. Nolan Reimold (R) DH

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