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Watch The Lonely Island spoof Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire on Netflix

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Watch The Lonely Island spoof Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire on Netflix

The Bash Brothers are back and better than ever.

The Lonely Island have released a "visual poem" called The Unathorized Bash Brothers Experience on Netflix that takes us back to 1988 in a world where former A's superstars Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire made a rap album. 

Watch the trailer and 30-minute art right here. 

Along with the short film, The Lonely Island also released The Unathorized Bash Brothers Experience as an album. 

Andy Sandberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer formed the comedy trio in Berkeley when they first met in junior high. In the film and album, Sandberg plays the role of Canseco while Taccone is McGwire. 

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The song "Jose & Mark" was first released at a small show in Pasadena before The Lonely Island performed at the comedy festival Clusterfest in San Francisco. 

Sorry Bash Brothers, The Lonely Island's ode to Oakland's past legends beats any 40-40 season or MVP trophy.

Matt Harvey looks dominant in his first start with A's Triple-A team

Matt Harvey looks dominant in his first start with A's Triple-A team

The A's Matt Harvey reclamation project has begun. 

Harvey made his first start with the A's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas on Saturday night, and he looked dominant. The former NL All-Star threw four shutout innings and allowed just two hits while striking out five.

The 30-year-old also showed solid command. He didn't allow a walk, and 38 of his 58 pitches were strikes. He also forced four groundouts. 

The A's signed Harvey to a minor league contract Wednesday, and hope a change of scenery will help him find his old form after he sported a 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over 12 starts with the Angels this season. 

"You look at some of the stuff, it doesn't look too much different than it did last year," A's manager Bob Melvin said at the time of the signing. "We're just going to give him some starts down in Triple-A and see where we are with that. You can never have too much depth.

"You never know about injuries and so forth, so we're giving him an opportunity to get some starts under his belt and we'll see where we go with him. We're not sure yet either."

Harvey looked like a future ace when he came on the scene in 2012. He had a 2.94 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through his first four seasons with the Mets, and then injuries derailed his career.

But Harvey did look a bit like himself after a trade to Cincinnati last season. Through eight appearances -- four starts -- with the Mets, he had a 7.00 ERA. In 24 starts with the Reds, though, Harvey went 7-7 with a 4.50 ERA.

Harvey did impress the A's in his one start against them this season, too, allowing two earned runs on four hits over six innings.

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"I was impressed by his stuff, so he's a good guy to take a chance on," Melvin said. 

The "Dark Knight" might not rise again, but Harvey could be the perfect pitcher for the A's to take a chance with during the stretch run to the playoffs.

A's vs. Astros lineups: Jurickson Profar back at DH in series finale

A's vs. Astros lineups: Jurickson Profar back at DH in series finale

As the A's go for a four-games sweep of the Astros in Oakland, manager Bob Melvin is making one slight change to his lineup. 

Switch-hitter Jurickson Profar will replace Khris Davis to face right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke. Since the arrival of Corban Joseph, Profar hasn't started a game since Aug. 11. 

The utility man has struggled at the plate this season, slashing .205/.268/.382, but does have 15 home runs. 

Here are how the lineups look to shape up for the Astros-A's series finale. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports California with first pitch set for 1:07 p.m. You can also stream the action with the MyTeams App

Houston Astros (78-46)
George Springer, CF
Jose Altuve, 2B
Michael Brantley, LF
Alex Bregman, 3B
Yordan Alvarez, DH
Carlos Correa, SS
Yuli Gurriel, 1B
Robinson Chirinos, C
Josh Reddick, RF
Zack Greinke, P (12-4, 2.91 ERA)

Oakland A's (71-52)
Marcus Semien, SS
Robbie Grossman, LF
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Mark Canha, CF
Corban Joseph, 2B
Chad Pinder, RF
Jurickson Profar, DH
Josh Phegley, C
Brett Anderson, P (10-8, 3.95 ERA)