The Athletics return home to Oakland after a brief five-game road trip, when they take on the Indians to begin a four-game series and an 11-game homestand. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco (10-8, 4.26 ERA) will start the opener for Cleveland, facing off against A's righty Chris Bassitt (0-3, 2.94 ERA).
Bassitt has made four starts this season after beginning the year in the bullpen, and has thrown more than five innings in all four, while allowing two earned runs or fewer in each outing. He worked a season-high 6 1/3 innings against the Indians on July 11, allowing two earned runs while striking out three and walking one.
August Fagerstrom is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.