Aug. 8, 2011
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Today's lineups as announced by managers Clint Hurdle and Bruce Bochy.
1. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
2. Garrett Jones (L) RF
3. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Derrek Lee (R) 1B
5. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
6. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
7. Brandon Wood (R) SS
8. Michael McKenry (R) C
9. Charlie Morton (R) P
San Francisco Giants
1. Andres Torres (S) CF
2. Jeff Keppinger (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Aubrey Huff (L) 1B
5. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
6. Orlando Cabrera (R) SS
7. Aaron Rowand (R) LF
8. Eli Whiteside (R) C
9. Ryan Vogelsong (R) P
The A's had a chance to take a road series from the Yankees, but star rookie Aaron Judge flexed his way to a huge go-ahead grand slam.
Judge's opposite field shot erased the A's 2-1 lead and the Yankees went on to win, 9-5, Sunday in New York.
Andrew Triggs started on the hill for the A's and tossed six innings. He allowed six runs, yet only one of those were earned.
In the top of the eighth inning, Khris Davis smacked his 15th home run of the year.
On defense, the A's continued to be sloppy and committed two errors.
The A's fell to 22-27 this season.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James says the challenge of facing the Golden State Warriors in the Finals is “up there” with any of his career.
Appearing in his seventh straight Finals, James knows the Cleveland Cavaliers are underdogs as they prepare to the play the Western Conference champions for the third straight year. This version of the Warriors is even scarier than previous ones as Kevin Durant is now playing with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
James was in a similar situation in Miami when he went up against San Antonio and a roster of future Hall of Famers.
The three-time champion said playing Golden State is “going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise.”
Reminded that Las Vegas oddsmakers had made him an underdog in six of his eight Finals, James quipped, “I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn’t matter.”