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Oakland’s three-Brandon infield has a weak debut

Oakland Athletics v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - JUNE 13: The Oakland Athletics celebrate their 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies during Interleague Play at Coors Field on June 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Brandon Inge (R) #7 of the Oakland Athletics hit the game winning two RBI double in the ninth inning. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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The A’s today tried playing Brandon Moss at first, Brandon Hicks at second and Brandon Inge at third. And they got a win anyway.

Of course, the Brandons didn’t really contribute, combining to go 0-for-9 with five strikeouts. Inge also committed an error. Jarrod Parker was able to overcome it all, though, stirking out nine over seven innings in the 2-1 defeat of the Mariners.

The three Brandons actually batted consecutively in the sixth-through-eighth spots in the order. It set up the exciting possibility that Brandon League might get to pitch to all of them. However, the Mariners reliever faced only Hicks while getting five outs in the contest.