Brandon Inge starts at second base for the second straight day. (Photo by: David Hague)

The Oakland Athletics start a three-game series against the Pirates tonight at PNC Park, arriving 9-0 against the Bucs and the only Major League team that is undefeated against one opponent. They swept the Pirates in their only Pittsburgh series in 2002 and also pulled off home sweeps in 2004 and 2010.

This interleague series also reunites the A's with former third baseman Brandon Inge, who hit for a .675 OPS with Oakland last year and played on a team that was 46-28 when he appeared in a game. Brandon suffered a right shoulder injury in September and didn't play in the team's push to the AL West title.

Though Inge is struggling mightily for the Pirates (.214 OBP, .464 OPS) and is starting in t...

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