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Moustakas played his 900th career game for the team becoming the 13th player in Royals history to reach that plateau and started at first base for the first time.
Bassitt was called up from Triple-A Nashville for a spot start in place of Trevor Cahill, who is out with an Achilles injury. He didn’t arrive in Oakland until late Friday night.
Bassitt is the seventh starter the A’s have sent to the mound in as many days and the 11th different starter they’ve used this season.
He lost his seventh straight decision dating to April 28, 2016. His last win was on Aug. 4, 2015, against Baltimore.
The 29-year-old acknowledged he’s had doubts about his baseball future.
There was some dark days, Bassitt said. Even this year there was some dark days.