ANAHEIM -- Oakland second baseman Grant Green got the start Saturday night in the No. 9 hole, which should please a sizable portion of the A's contingent at Angel Stadium.
Green was born in Fullerton, grew up 10 minutes from Angel Stadium, went to Canyon High School and played ball at USC. He expected 25-30 friends and family members to be in attendance Saturday night.
"It's an awesome experience," Green said. "Last time I was here was for the Future's Game, and I got to play in that when it was here. That was surreal, and being able to play here during the season, too, is actually pretty nice."
Oddly enough, Green was raised a Giants fan by his father. But he made the majority of his childhood ballpark visits to the Big A.
Green, the 13th-overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, remains in search of his first big league hit. The club's No. 3 ranked prospect is 0-for-9 in three games since being called up on July 8.