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Right-hander Luis Perdomo (1-2, 8.36 ERA), who has pitched well at Triple-A El Paso after a disastrous April for the Padres, is expected to be added to the 25-man major-league roster in time to duel A’s left-hander Sean Manaea (8-6, 3.38).
Oakland improved to 3-0 in its head-to-head meetings with San Diego this season with a come-from-behind, 6-2 victory Tuesday night in the series opener.
Lowrie had the big blow of the game, a three-run double as part of a five-run sixth inning that allowed the A’s to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 5-2 lead.
The big hit came in Lowrie’s return to his natural position, second base, after he had made 14 starts at third base while Matt Chapman was out with a hand injury.
Chapman was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday and went 0-for-3.
A’s manager Bob Melvin pushed Lowrie for the American League All-Star team even before Tuesday’s heroics, hoping his time at third base caught the eye of those who will be selecting the club’s reserves.
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Lowrie is tied for third in the American League in RBIs with 59 and tied for sixth in doubles with 25.
He had three hits, including two home runs, and four RBIs when the A’s swept a pair from the Padres in San Diego last month.
The A’s have been on a roll since, winning 13 of their last 16 games to improve to a season-best-tying eight games over .500 (47-39).
Tuesday’s victory raised their interleague record to 6-2 this season.
Perdomo has faced neither Lowrie nor the A’s in his three-year career.
An eight-game winner in 2017, he began the season in the majors, but couldn’t get into the fifth inning in three of his four April starts before being sent to Triple A.
The 25-year-old seemed to regain his form there, going 6-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 11 starts, earning another shot at the bigs.
Perdomo has pitched in nine interleague games (eight starts) and compiled a 4-2 record and 5.63 ERA.
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He won each of his last three starts to finish the month as one of four American Leaguers to go 3-0, joining Toronto’s J.A. Happ, Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy and Cleveland’s Shane Bieber.
Manaea has never faced the Padres, but does have nine starts of interleague experience, having gone 2-5 with a 4.47 ERA.
LAS VEGAS — In a perfect world, the ideal ending to the storybook season of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights ends with the Stanley Cup being the main attraction during a victory parade down the famed Las Vegas Strip.
That may still happen but it will take another pinch-me moment in a season full of them for the self-proclaimed “Golden Misfits.”
Vegas enters Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final with the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena trailing the best-of-seven series 3-1 and will need to win three games in a row to hoist hockey’s most coveted piece of silverware.
But Vegas, which has already put together two five-game win streaks in the playoffs, has thrived in the underdog role in its debut season.
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“A lot of people didn’t think we would win that many games this year or make it to the playoffs, and we find ourselves here,” forward James Neal said after practice on Wednesday. “So I think for sure we have the ability to prove people wrong. We’ve done that all year.”
The Golden Knights have lost three in a row to Alex Ovechkin and company, including an ugly 6-2 loss on Monday night at Capital One Arena. Vegas has never lost four games in a row in its brief history.
“I think we have great character in this room and we’ve shown it all season long,” Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said. “We’ll be ready for Game 5.”
Vegas is 7-2 on its home ice during the playoffs but lost 3-2 on May 30 in its last game there. That contest featured a remarkable game-saving, diving stick save by Washington goalie Braden Holtby on Alex Tuch in front of a wide-open net that ranks as the turning point of the series so far.
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“It feels nice but it’s not over yet,” Ovechkin, who has 14 goals and 12 assists in the playoffs, said of needing just one more victory to win the Stanley Cup. “I don’t think it’s pressure on us. I think it’s pressure on both teams the same way. We just have to manage it. We have to concentrate, and we have to play our best to get it done.”
Washington coach Barry Trotz agreed.
“You just focus on the next game,” he said. “I can’t tell you what’s going to happen (Thursday night) but I can tell you that you’re going to need your best game if you want to get it done.”
Neal made it clear the Golden Knights still believe that they can win the series.
“We know we haven’t played our game (in) the first four games,” Neal said. “We have a lot more to give for sure. We’ve got to take it one game at a time. We can’t win all three games in Game 5. We’ve got to come out strong, take it period by period, and just focus on it one minute at a time.”
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