A's Vs. Astros Lineups: Mark Canha Returns to Face Justin Verlander

OAKLAND -- Mark Canha returns to the lineup Friday night as the A's try to make it two in a row against the first-place Houston Astros.

Canha missed Thursday's series opener with a minor hand injury but will be back in center field for Game 2. He will bat sixth in the order.

Oakland and Houston combined to hit a Coliseum-record 10 home runs Thursday night, with the A's earning a wild 7-6 victory. Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa all hit two homers, while Corban Joseph and Alex Bregman each hit one. It was Joseph's first career long ball.

The home runs figure to be a bit tougher to come by Friday night, with Astros ace Justin Verlander taking the hill. The 36-year-old right-hander is having another phenomenal season with a 15-4 record and 2.82 ERA. The 15 wins are tied for second-most in the majors and his 217 strikeouts rank third. Verlander always has been a thorn in the A's side. In 22 career starts against Oakland, he is 14-6 with a 2.52 ERA.

The A's will counter with veteran right-hander Tanner Roark. The 32-year-old is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA in two starts since joining Oakland from the Cincinnati Reds late last month. Overall this season, Roark is 7-8 with a 4.06 ERA. He is 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA in two career starts against Houston.

Here are the full lineups for the A's-Astros game, which will be broadcast on NBC Sports California and streaming on the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. PT, with first pitch at 7:07.

Oakland A's (69-52)
Marcus Semien, SS
Robbie Grossman, LF
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Khris Davis, DH
Mark Canha, CF
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Corban Joseph, 2B
Chris Herrmann, C

Tanner Roark, RHP (7-8, 4.06 ERA)

Houston Astros (78-44)
George Springer, CF
José Altuve, 2B
Michael Brantley, LF
Alex Bregman, 3B
Yordan Álvarez, DH
Carlos Correa, SS
Yuli Gurriel, 1B
Robinson Chirinos, C
Josh Reddick, RF

Justin Verlander, RHP (15-4, 2.82 ERA)

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