JP Sears, A’s hope to avoid sweep in Seattle

The Oakland A’s, who have the worst record in modern major league history, are taking all the positive signs they can get.

Therefore, against the great career history of JP Sears Sailors could give the A’s hope of salvaging the finale of a three-game series Thursday in Seattle

THE Sailors They beat the A’s 6-1 on Wednesday, handing Oakland its seventh straight loss and 15th in its last 17 games. The Ak’s have a .196 winning percentage, which would make them 32-130 in a 162 game season

The fewest wins by a team in modern history (since 1900) was 36 total, twice, in 1916 and 1919 by the Philadelphia A’s.

Sears (0-3, 4.99 ERA) will try to end Oakland’s skid in his 10th start of the season. During his career, SailorsHe is 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA in four games, including three starts

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The lefty had his best outing of the season on May 3 against Seattle in Oakland when he pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out seven.

In his most recent outing, May limited the host Houston Astros to two runs in six innings in a no-decision on Saturday.

Sears could be backed up by right-hander Trevor May, who returned Tuesday after missing more than a month while dealing with anxiety issues. May pitched a scoreless inning against the Sailors on Tuesday, despite hitting Ty France and Eugenio Suarez with punches

A’s manager Mark Kotsay said of May’s return to the majors: “I know it’s been a battle for him. Seeing him on the mound, what he’s been through the last month, the challenges he’s faced on the mental side of the game. — because he was able to get through that inning, not necessarily the way he wanted to, but he got through it. That’s a good sign.”

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France and Suarez were both hit with 95 mph fastballs in the left hand and back, respectively. France finished Wednesday’s game as Suarez went 0-3 with a walk.

Both France and Sailors Manager Scott Servai used the term “lucky” when talking about the first baseman’s injury

“When you get hit like that, the first thing you think is, oh my god, my hand is broken or something is broken,” Servais said. “I think the adrenaline wears off a little bit and you calm down and you realize, ‘I’m going to be OK.’ … He very easily could have broken something.”

Sam Haggerty, who signed for France on Wednesday, contributed to the scoring with a two-run double.

THE Sailors on Thursday, he will hand the ball over to Logan Gilbert (2-2, 3.81). The right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.53 ERA in eight starts against the Aks. He took a no-decision against Sears on May 3 after giving up two runs on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.

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Gilbert won his last start, pitching six innings with two earned runs and striking out nine in Saturday’s 7-3 win at Atlanta.

— Field Level Media