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Oakland Athletics (13-6) at San Francisco Giants (8-12)
Friday, August 14th, 9:45 PM EDT
The Athletics have been one of the best teams in the American League this season and their record backs that up, as they're leading the AL West with a 13-6 record that is also among the best in the entire American League. As for the Giants, they are 8-12 this season and, even though they've been playing well overall, they seem to be one step or two behind the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers and even the surprising Colorado Rockies, making their playoff chances slim at the moment. The Athletics will trust Frankie Montas to earn another win, and the star right-hander is coming off a week in which he earned the AL Player Of The Week Award after going 2-0 with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings. The Giants will counter with veteran Johnny Cueto, who has had good results against the Athletics – 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA.
A.J. Puk - 10-Day IL - Shoulder
8/10 11:26 AM EST - Puk (shoulder) is now playing catch from up to 90 feet at the Athletics' alternate training site in San Jose, the Associated Press reports. The left-hander continues to make steady progress, as he was maxing out at 75 feet a few days ago. However, despite the encouraging report Sunday, manager Bob Melvin