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Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals.

A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners, and the Royals led the majors with 153 stolen bases.

Brandon Moss was the Athletics' designated hitter, which means Adam Dunn would probably have to pinch hit to appear in his first postseason game.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Donaldson.255
HR: J. Donaldson29
RBI: J. Donaldson98
SB: C. Gentry20
W: S. Kazmir15
ERA: J. Lester2.52
Saves: S. Doolittle22
K: S. Gray183
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-LA Angels 9864.605-
Y-Oakland 8874.54310
Seattle 8775.53711
Houston 7092.43228
Texas 6795.41431
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (22)
Runs: 729 (4)
Hits: 1354 (22)
Home Runs: 146 (13)
Stolen Bases: 83 (21)
OBP: .320 (9)
SLG: .381 (16)
Total Bases: 2111 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.22 (3)
Runs Allowed: 572 (3)
Saves: 31 (29)
Strikeouts: 1244 (17)
OpBA: .233 (2)
OBP: .290 (1)
SLG: .356 (2)
Run Support: 4.48 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/29 J. Jaso Removed From 15-Day DL (Concussion)
9/29 A. Leon Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/29 J. Lindblom Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/29 S. Peterson Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/12 S. Doolittle Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right intercostal muscle)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/12 G. Soto Back spasms (day-to-day)
9/3 S. Vogt Sprained left ankle (day-to-day)
8/24 S. Doolittle off 15-day DL
8/24 J. Jaso off 15-day DL
8/14 J. Lowrie off 15-day DL
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