Healthy A's Lineup Puts Away Cincinnati

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Healthy A's Lineup Puts Away Cincinnati
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Bob Melvin can finally field something close to his optimum batting order, and Tuesday night, the A's showed the potential potency of that lineup in a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds if it can just stay healthy for awhile. Albeit missing catcher John Jaso, who is still being bothered by a minor hand injury, the lineup Oakland anticipated at season's outset is pretty much intact now, and it staged an impressive offensive show against Cincinnati and one of its best pitchers before 17,506 at the Coliseum.

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