1 O AKLAND A THLETICS Game Information Oakland Athletics Baseball Company 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA A s PR on Alerts OAKLAND ATHLETICS (71-83) VS. TEXAS RANGERS (76-78) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 OAKLAND COLISEUM 1:05 P.M. PDT RHP JHAREL COTTON (8-10, 5.81) VS. LHP MARTIN PEREZ (12-11, 4.70) NBCSCA A S RADIO NETWORK (95.7 FM THE GAME) EN ESPAÑOL (KIQI 1010 AM) ABOUT THE A S: Extended their winning streak to a season-high six games last night, which matches the A s longest winning streak over the last four years the last time Oakland won more than six straight was a nine-game winning streak from April 3-12, 2013 are 13-3 over the last 16 games, which is their best 16-game stretch since Sept. 7-23, 2013 when they also won 13 of 16 went over the first 83 games through July 3 but are since then are (.458) for the season, which is the third worst record in the American League and 10th worst in the majors have clinched a losing record for the third consecutive season, which marks the fifth time in Oakland history the A s have finished under.500 in at least three straight seasons (last: ) however, have topped their record each of the previous two seasons (69-93 last year, in 2015) have been in sole possession of last place in the AL West every day dating back to May 30 and have spent 121 days in fifth overall. HOME AND AWAY: The A s have a seven-game home winning streak, which is their longest such streak since July 3-18, 2014 when they also won seven straight the last longer home winning streak is an 11-game streak from May 17-June 13, 2013 are 2-0 on the final homestand of the season against Texas (2-0) and Seattle (three games) are (.571) at home compared to (.351) on the road the home winning percentage is.220 better than the road, which is currently the second largest differential in Oakland history (.223 in 2003,.210 in 1999) have clinched a winning record at home for the first time since 2014 (48-33) went 6-3 on the last road trip to Boston (1-2), Philadelphia (2-1) and Detroit (3-0) for their third winning road trip of the season (June 23-29, Aug. 2-6) the A s road record is second worst in the AL have clinched a losing record on the road for the fourth consecutive season and ninth time in the last 11 years are in home series compared to in road series. MORE AT HOME: The A s have hit 124 home runs at home, which is third most in the majors (BAL 133, NYY 126) and two short of the Oakland record for home runs in the Coliseum (126 in 2000) are slugging.472, which is on pace to break the Oakland record for highest home slugging percentage (.462 in 2002) have already set Oakland records for extra base hits (296) and strikeouts (697) at home have 160 doubles, which are second most to the record of 170 in 2005 have 399 runs scored, which ranks eighth (7th is 402 in 2009, 6th is 405 in 2004, 5th is 423 in 2001) the pitching staff has set an Oakland record for strikeouts at home (627) has a 4.42 ERA if the A s finish with an ERA above 4.34, it will be the third highest home ERA in Oakland history (5.57 in 1997, 5.12 in 1996) have allowed 90 home runs, which is third most in Oakland history (102 in 1996, 96 in 1997). A s IN SEPTEMBER: The A s are 13-8 in September and have not posted a winning record in a month since going in April of 2016 that is also the last time they won more than 12 games in a month the streak of 10 consecutive losing months is an Oakland record the A s offense has 36 home runs, which is tied with Cleveland for the most in the majors rank second in the American League in extra base hits (82) and slugging percentage (.486), tied for second in walks (81), third in on-base percentage (.345) and strikeouts (206) and fourth in runs (118) the Athletics record for strikeouts in September is 276 in 2012 have already set franchise records for most strikeouts in the months of April (221), May (255), June (285), July (229) and August (244) this year. DEFENSIVE DOINGS: The A s lead the majors with 118 errors, which is seven more than any other team (CWS, 111) have led the majors in errors three times in Oakland history (1977, 1979, 2015) also lead the majors in unearned runs (82) rank third in the American League in stolen bases allowed (108), tied for third in passed balls (16) and fourth in double plays (156) and fewest outfield assists (21). OFFENSE: The A s have struck out a franchise record 1440 times, which is sixth most in American League history (1535 by HOU in 2013, 1482 by TB in 2016, 1481 by TB in 2017, 1452 by HOU in 2016, 1442 by HOU in 2014) rank third in the AL in doubles (288) and extra base hits (527) and fifth in home runs (224) and walks (546) the home runs are fourth most in Athletics history (243 in 1996, 239 in 2000, 235 in 1999) and the extra base hits are tied for sixth most (6th is 527 in 1932, 5th is 540 in 2004) have 55 home runs dating back to Aug. 21, which is second most in the majors (CLE, 56) home runs have accounted for 347 of the A s 705 runs (49.2%) the Oakland record for highest percentage of runs scoring on home runs is 46.3% in 1996 have been hit by the fewest pitches in the AL (40), rank third in fewest stolen bases (57) and fourth in fewest triples (15). PITCHING: The A s have compiled a 4.69 ERA, which is fourth highest in the American League the last time Oakland finished with an ERA above 4.69 was in 1998 (4.81) are tied for the Major League lead with an Athletics franchise record 83 wild pitches have allowed 517 extra base hits, which is fifth most in Oakland history (581 in 1997, 556 in 1996, 530 in 1998, 518 in 1999) have 1146 strikeouts, which is fourth fewest in the AL but sixth most in Athletics history (5th is 1160 in 2011) have allowed 198 home runs, which is eighth most in the AL but second most in Oakland history to the record of 205 in STARTING PITCHING: A s starting pitchers have not allowed a run in five of the last eight games and are 5-0 with a 1.66 ERA (8 er in 43.1 ip) over that span however, are with a 5.42 ERA (160 er in ip) and.300 (322-for-1072) opponents batting average over the last 52 contests rank second in the American League in fewest strikeouts (642), tied for third in fewest complete games (1) and fourth in fewest home runs (121) the Athletics record for fewest complete games in a season is one in ROOKIES: The trio of Matt Olson (24), Chad Pinder (15) and Matt Chapman (13) have combined for 52 home runs in just 221 games, which is third most in Oakland history by a rookie trio (69 by McGwire/Steinbach/Polonia in 398 games in 1987, 56 by Gross/Page/Armas in 409 games in 1977) this is just the second time in Oakland history the A s had three rookies with 10 or more home runs (1977) the A s have employed 20 rookies this year, which is the second highest total in Oakland history (21 in 2008). THIS AND THAT: The A s are (.490) against teams that would be in the playoffs if the season was over, (.448) against everyone else are (.542) during day games compared to (.410) at night are (.412) against the American League West, (.500) against all other teams have 10 walk-off wins, including an Athletics record and Major League leading seven walk-off home runs are averaging 3 hours, 9 minutes and 52 seconds per game the Oakland record for longest average time of game is 3:08:28 in 2000 have 33 players on the active roster. A s vs. RANGERS: The A s lead the season series, 8-6 are 7-1 in Oakland but are 1-5 in Texas have won eight games at home against the Rangers twice in Oakland history (8-2 in 2002, 8-1 in 2003) have a seven-game home winning streak, which is tied for the second longest A s Coliseum winning streak against the Rangers the longest is an eight-game streak from June 17, 2013-April 6, 2004 lost the season series last year when they went 9-10 against Texas it marked the fourth consecutive year the season series finished 10-9 Oakland won two of those series and lost two and are against the Rangers over the last five seasons are all-time against the Texas Rangers that breaks down to in Oakland and in Texas are at Globe Life Park have an all-time record of against the Rangers/Senators franchise. TODAY S TIDBITS Khris Davis is the second player in Athletics history with back-to-back 40-homer seasons the other is Jimmie Foxx, who did it three straight seasons from Jed Lowrie has tied the Oakland record for doubles in a season with 47 (Jason Giambi, 2001) Matt Olson has homered six times in his last eight games, nine times in his last 13 and 16 times in his last 24 has 13 home runs in September, which match the most by a rookie in any month over the last 30 seasons (Bellinger, LAD 13 in June 2017) they match the most by any player in Athletics history in September (Giambi, 2000) has 24 home runs in 69 career games, which are third most in ML history by a player over his first 69 games (since 1913) is averaging 7.75 at bats per home run, which is fourth lowest in ML history among batters with 200 or more plate appearances. THIS DATE IN A S HISTORY In 1975 Vida Blue wins his 21 st game and Reggie Jackson hits two home runs as the A s defeat the Chicago White Sox 13-2 to clinch their fifth consecutive AL West title in 1988 Dave Stewart strikes out 11 in the A s 5-2 win at Milwaukee to win his 20 th game of the season in 2000 Jason Giambi hits the 5000 th home run in Oakland history, a two-run shot in the sixth inning of a 3-2 A s loss at Seattle. PITCHING PROBABLES Mon., Sept. 25 vs. Seattle RHP Daniel Gossett (4-9, 5.38) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (5-5, 4.57) 7:05 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Tue., Sept. 26 vs. Seattle RHP Daniel Mengden (2-1, 3.30) vs. LHP James Paxton (12-5, 3.03) 7:05 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Wed., Sept. 27 vs. Seattle RHP Kendall Graveman (6-4, 4.17) vs. TBA 12:35 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Get the latest A s notes, full stat packets, clips, press releases, roster, updated media guide and more at World Champions American League Champions
2 TODAY S STARTING PITCHER: Jharel Cotton (8-10, 5.81 ERA) FOR STARTERS: Has spent most of the season with Oakland where he is 8-10 with a 5.81 ERA in 23 starts over two stints with the A s was on the Opening Day roster and went 3-4 with a 5.68 ERA and.282 opponents average in seven starts before he was optioned to Nashville May 11 was recalled on May 27 and went 2-4 with a 4.66 ERA and.239 opponents batting average in seven starts before going on the 10-day disabled list July 4 with a right thumb blister was reinstated July 30 and is 3-2 with a 6.85 ERA (36 er in 47.1 ip) and.293 (56-for-191) opponents batting average in nine starts since his return missed his last scheduled start on Monday at Detroit after straining his right groin during warm-ups. THREE-GAME WINNING STREAK: Is 3-0 over his last five starts for the first three-game winning streak of his career however, allowed 11 runs in 9.0 innings in his two no decisions over that stretch and has a 5.74 ERA (17 er in 26.2 ip) and.267 (28-for-105) opponents batting average during the winning streak has surrendered nine home runs. THE LONG BALL: Has allowed an Athletics rookie record 28 home runs broke the previous mark of 27 set by Dan Pfister in 1962 and matched by Trevor Cahill in 2009 has the most home runs by a Major League rookie since Wei-Yin Chen yielded 29 with Baltimore in 2012 the 28 home runs are second most by any A s pitcher over the last 11 years (Griffin, 36 in 2013) has allowed an average of 2.03 home runs per nine innings, which is fourth highest in the American League among pitchers with 120 or more innings pitched using the same minimum, it is the highest mark in Athletics history (Jerry Walker, 1.70 in 1962) has allowed at least one home run in each of his last seven starts and has surrendered 13 home runs in 38.2 innings total over that stretch (3.03 per nine innings) allowed three home runs in back-to-back starts on Sept. 2 and 8 and is the first A s pitcher to do that since Cory Lidle in 2001 (June 21 and 29) 14 of his home runs have come with two outs, which is second most in the American League (Zimmerman, DET 16) 13 have come over the first two innings, including seven in the second inning, which is tied for third most in the AL. ROOKIE LEADERS: Is tied for the lead among American League rookies in wins (8) and ranks second in strikeouts (99), innings pitched (124.0) and games started (23) this marks the third consecutive season and sixth time in the last seven years the A s had at least one rookie with 20 or more starts. AMONG THE LEADERS: Is tied for second in the American League in balks (2), tied for sixth in unearned runs (11) and tied for ninth in wild pitches (9) opponents have been caught stealing six times with him on the mound, which is tied for fifth most in the AL based on a minimum of 120 innings pitched, he ranks fourth in the AL in highest ERA (5.81), highest opponents slugging percentage (.508) and highest opponents OPS (.855) using the same minimum, his ERA is sixth highest in Oakland history and the highest since Jimmy Haynes had a 6.34 ERA in innings in 1999 the slugging percentage is third highest and the OPS is eighth highest. HOME AND AWAY: Is 3-6 with a 7.52 ERA (54 er in 64.2 ip) and 18 home runs allowed in 12 starts in Oakland compared to 5-4 with a 3.94 ERA (26 er in 59.1 ip) and 10 home runs allowed in 11 starts on the road is tied for second in the majors in home runs allowed at home and is two short of the Oakland record of 20 set by Trevor Cahill in 2009 based on a minimum of 60 innings pitched, he has the second highest home ERA in the majors (Jimenez, BAL 7.86) and in Oakland history (Mark Redman, 7.46 in 2004). NIGHT AND DAY: Is 2-7 with a 7.78 ERA (51 er in 59.0 ip) and.339 (84- for-248) opponents batting average in 12 starts at night compared to 6-3 with a 4.02 ERA (29 er in 65.0 ip) and.205 (48-for-234) opponents batting average in 11 starts during the day has the fourth highest night ERA in the majors among pitchers with at least 50.0 innings pitched at night using the same minimum, it is third highest in Oakland history (Blake Stein, 9.00 in 1998; Dave Stewart, 8.15 in 1995) is tied for the Major League lead in home runs allowed during the day (15) and is tied for third in the American League in day wins is now 2-7 with a 6.72 ERA (56 er in 75.0 ip) in 14 career starts at night, 8-3 with a 3.56 ERA (31 er in 78.1 ip) in 13 starts during the day. OPPONENTS BATTING: Has a.274 opponents batting average, which includes.267 (56-for-210) against left-handed pitchers compared to.279 (76-for-272) against right-handers has a.855 OPS against lefties,.854 against righties opponents are hitting.291 with a.547 slugging percentage when leading off an inning. AGAINST THE WEST: Is 3-5 with a 7.02 ERA (45 er in 57.2 ip) in 11 starts against American League West competition compared to 5-5 with a 4.74 ERA in 12 starts against everyone else. DAYS REST: Is scheduled to start on 10 days rest today is 5-4 with a 4.74 ERA (30 er in 57.0 ip) in 10 starts on four days rest, 3-6 with a 6.72 ERA (50 er in 67.0 ip) in 13 starts on five days rest or more. LAST START: He extended his winning streak to three games in the A s 7-3 win at Boston on Sept. 13 the A s scored four times in the first and he allowed a run in the bottom of the first on a Betts RBI ground out had a 6-1 lead when he allowed a Benintendi RBI double in the third also allowed a leadoff home run to Bradley in the bottom of the fifth. COTTON S 2017 STARTS Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR #PIT April 5 Los Angeles (AL) 0-5 L April 10 at Kansas City 2-0 W April 17 Texas 0-7 L April 22 Seattle 4-3 W April 29 at Houston 4-9 L April Totals (5 games, 5 starts) May 4 at Minnesota 8-5 W May 9 Los Angeles (AL) 3-7 L May 27 at New York (AL) 2-3 L May Totals (3 games, 3 starts) June 1 at Cleveland 0-8 L June 7 Toronto June 13 at Miami 1-8 L June 18 New York (AL) 4-3 W June 23 at Chicago (AL) 3-0 W June Totals (5 games, 5 starts) July 3 Chicago (AL) 2-7 L July 30 Minnesota 6-5 (12) July Totals (2 games, 2 starts) Aug. 4 at Los Angeles (AL) Aug. 9 Seattle 3-6 L Aug. 14 Kansas City 2-6 L Aug. 20 at Houston 3-2 W Aug. 27 Texas 8-3 W August Totals (5 games, 5 starts) Sept. 2 at Seattle Sept. 8 Houston Sept. 13 at Boston 7-3 W COTTON vs. TEXAS: Is 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA (18.1 ip, 12 h, 8 r, 7 er, 4 bb, 17 so, 2 hr) in three career starts, all in Oakland including 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA (11.1 ip, 9 h, 7 r, 6 er, 4 bb, 12 so, 1 hr) in two starts this year the loss came in a 7-0 decision on April STARTS VS. TEXAS DATE H/A DEC IP H R ER BB SO 9/25/16 H W /17/17 H L /27/17 H W allowed a RBI double to Mazara in the first inning and then retired each of the next 12 batters before walking the first two batters in the fifth inning allowed two-run doubles to Gomez and Napoli in the fifth and left after 5.1 innings trailing 5-0 the win came in an 8-3 victory on Aug. 27 matched his career high with nine strikeouts and did not walk a batter in 6.0 innings allowed an unearned run in the second inning when Beltre scored on a Lowrie error, but the A s came back with three in the bottom of the second surrendered a solo home run to Choo in the fifth and left after six innings with a 4-2 lead. COTTON S CAREER MATCHUPS VS. TEXAS Player Bat AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Elvis Andrus R Adrian Beltre R Robinson Chirinos R Shin-soo Choo L Joey Gallo L Carlos Gomez R Jared Hoying L Nomar Mazara L Mike Napoli R Rougned Odor L Drew Robinson L Ryan Rua R WITH NASHVILLE: Went 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA and.195 opponents batting average in four games, including three starts, with Triple-A Nashville walked just four batters in 21.1 innings (1.69 per nine innings) while striking out 28 (11.81 per nine innings) surrendered three home runs went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts following his May 11 option his first start came in an 11-6 win at Fresno May 16 (5.0 ip, 6 h, 4 r, 3 er, 0 bb, 4 so, 2 hr, 72 pitches) also picked up the win May 21 at Sacramento start when he combined with Michael Brady on a three-hit shutout in the Sounds 4-0 win tossed seven innings and allowed all three of the hits (1 bb, 9 so, 90 pitches) was recalled by Oakland May 27 but returned to Nashville July 19 on a rehab assignment his first outing came in relief July 19 at Iowa in a game started by a rehabbing Kendall Graveman entered the game to start the fourth inning and tossed 3.1 innings (4 h, 4 r, 4 er, 2 bb, 6 so) then started on July 25 against Las Vegas and was the winning pitcher in a 10-4 victory (6.0 ip, 2 h, 1 bb, 9 so). COTTON BY THE NUMBERS W L ERA G IP ER Career Home Road Day Night Pre-ASB Post-ASB AVG. AB H vs. LHH vs. RHH COTTON S CAREER HIGHS Low Hit CG: None IP: 7.0 (twice), last: 4/10/17 at KC Fewest IP, GS: 3.2, 7/30/17 vs. MIN H: 10, 4/28/17 at HOU R: 7 (twice), last: 9/8/17 vs. HOU ER: 7 (twice), last: 9/8/17 vs. HOU BB: 5, 7/30/17 vs. MIN SO: 9 (twice), last: 8/27/17 vs. TEX HR: 3 (four times), last: 9/8/17 vs. HOU Pitches: 107, 5/27/17 at NYY Win Streak: 3, 8/20/17 to present Loss Streak: 4, 5/9/17 to 6/13/17 Scoreless Streak: 10.0, 9/19/16 to 9/25/16 Complete Games: None Shutouts: None TOMORROW S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER RHP Daniel Gossett (4-9, 5.38 ERA): Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville Aug. 23 for his second stint with the A s this year and is 1-3 with a 5.74 ERA and.333 opponents batting average in six starts since his return was first selected from Nashville June 14 and went 3-6 with a 5.17 ERA and.281 opponents average in 10 starts in his Major League debut before he was optioned to Nashville Aug. 3 was 4-4 with a 3.66 ERA and.239 opponents batting average in 14 starts with the Sounds has combined for a 2.81 ERA in innings one through three and has an 8.68 ERA from the fourth inning on is one of four pitchers in Oakland history to lose at least nine games over his first 16 career appearances (Morgan 13, Mengden 10, Mazzaro 9) had a no decision in his last start, a 9-8 A s win at Detroit last Tuesday (4.2 ip, 9 h, 6 r, 6 er, 3 bb, 3 so) is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners, both this year at Seattle.
3 ATHLETICS BULLPEN BRIEFS TEAM 22-26, 4.62 ERA (269 er in ip) Saves/Opportunities: 33-for-56 (58.9%) The A s bullpen has converted just 14-of-25 (56.0%) save opportunities over the last 62 games is 33-for-56 (58.9%) for the season, which is the fifth lowest percentage in the majors is tied for the third most blown saves in the American League (23) and has the fourth fewest saves. Has a 4.17 ERA (106 er in ip) since the All-Star Break after posting a 4.97 ERA before the break has a 4.62 ERA for the season, which is second highest in the AL (DET, 5.61) the last time the A s bullpen finished the season with an ERA above 4.62 was in 1997 (4.82). Has allowed 77 home runs, which is tied for third most in the AL and the most homers an Oakland bullpen has ever allowed the Athletics record is 92 by the 1964 Kansas City A s. Is second the AL in most extra base hits allowed (200), is second in highest opponents slugging percentage (.432), is tied for fourth in most losses (26) and tied for third in fewest wins (22). Ranks first in the AL in fewest inherited runners (200). Has allowed 53 stolen bases, which is tied for the most in the majors. 50 RHP RAUL ALCANTARA Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas - GS (W, 5.0 ip, 2 h, 2 bb, 5 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 0/0 First Hitters: 1-3, bb Was selected from Triple-A Nashville on Sept. 5 for his second stint with the A s this year and has made four appearances, including two starts, since his return (12.2 ip, 7 h, 2 r, 2 er, 5 bb, 8 so, 1 hr, 1.42 ERA). Was on the Opening Day roster and made one start before moving to the bullpen was 0-1 with a ERA in three games when he was designated for assignment April 25 and outrighted to Nashville April 29. Has allowed at least one home run in eight of his 12 career appearances and has surrendered 13 home runs in 42.0 career innings (2.79 per nine innings) the home runs are tied for second most by an A s pitcher over the first 12 games of his career (Straily, 14). Has faced the Rangers four times in his career (18.2 ip, 18 h, 14 r, 14 er, 5 bb, 15 so, 5 hr, 6.75 ERA). Did not allow a run over his final five appearances with Nashville (5.0 ip, 4 h, 1 so) was on the Sounds disabled list from May 26 to July 28 with a strained right elbow and had a four-game rehab assignment with the A s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League did not allow a home run in 39.0 minor league innings overall his complete 2017 minor league stats: W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO Nashville (AAA) AZL A s (Rookie) Last Year: Made both his Triple-A and Major League debuts combined for a 9-6 record and a 3.58 ERA in 25 starts with Midland and Nashville went 1-3 with a 7.25 ERA and.333 opponents batting average in five starts with the A s. 64 RHP MICHAEL BRADY Last Outing: 9/19 at Detroit (ND, 1.0 ip, 2 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 1 so, 1 hr) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 4/2 First Hitters: 9-14 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 25 for his fourth stint with the A s this year and has pitched four times since his return (4.0 ip, 9 h, 8 r, 8 er, 1 bb, 2 so, ERA). Tossed 5.1 innings Aug. 12 after pitching 6.0 innings of relief on Aug. 1 is the second Oakland reliever over the last 30 years with two outings greater than 5.0 innings in the same season (Brad Rigby, 1999). Posted a 3.18 ERA in seven games during his first stint from June 17 to July 18 pitched just once during his second stay from July 31 to Aug. 1. Has never faced the Rangers. Did not pitch with Nashville following his last option Aug. 23 had a.220 opponents batting average overall, including.220 against right-handers and.224 against left-handers his complete 2017 minor league stats: W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Spent most of the year at Double-A Harrisburg but also made one start with Triple-A Syracuse in August combined to go 3-6 with a 2.89 ERA in 18 games (12 starts) overall issued just 13 walks in 81.0 innings (1.44 per nine innings). 46 RHP SANTIAGO CASILLA Last Outing: 9/19 at Detroit (W, 1.0 ip, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: Inherited Runners/Scored: 6/4 First Hitters: 11-53, 5 bb, 2 hb Has a 6.00 ERA (8 er in 12.0 ip) over his last 13 games. Has seven blown saves, which is tied for second most in the American League and is two short of his career high from last year (9) has the lowest save percentage in the major leagues (69.6%). Is tied for eighth among AL relievers in losses (5), tied for 14th in first batter strikeouts (20) and tied for sixth in stolen bases against (10). Opponents are 9-for-57 (.158) with runners in scoring position. Has not allowed a run in 11 appearances on no days rest (11.0 ip). Has faced the Rangers four times this season (3.1 ip, 6 h, 5 r, 5 er, 2 so, 1 hr, ERA). Last Year: Went 2-5 with 31 saves and a 3.57 ERA in 62 relief appearances with San Francisco ranked sixth in the NL in saves but had a career-high nine blown saves, which tied for the most in the majors struck out a career-high 65 batters. 67 RHP SIMON CASTRO Last Outing: 9/18 at Detroit (ND, 0.2 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 11/2 First Hitters: 3-20, hbp, bb Has allowed 12 earned runs in his last 10 games (15.2 ip, 6.89 ERA) after not allowing an earned run in nine of his previous 10 outings (1.26 ERA). Has a 2.70 ERA (4 er in 13.1 ip) in 10 games at home compared to a 5.89 ERA (12 er in 18.1 ip) in 11 games on the road. Has never faced the Rangers. Was selected from Triple-A Nashville on July 16 after going 3-5 with four saves, a 3.32 ERA and.176 opponents batting average in 33 relief appearances struck out 63 in 38.0 innings (14.92 per nine innings). Last Year: Spent the entire season at Triple-A Albuquerque in the Colorado organization and was 0-5 with 10 saves and a 3.38 ERA in 50 appearances, all in relief the saves were the first of his career. 35 LHP DANIEL COULOMBE Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas (ND, 0.1 ip) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 48/14 First Hitters: 14-60, 8 bb, hbp Has a 5.55 ERA (15 er in 24.1 ip) and.280 (26-for-92) opponents batting average over his last 38 games after logging a 1.78 ERA and.198 opponents batting average over his first 31 contests through June 24. Has the seventh most inherited runners in the American League (48) and is fifth in games pitched (69). Has a 1.42 ERA (2 er in 12.2 ip) in 17 games on no days rest, a 4.38 ERA (18 er in 37.0 ip) in his other 52 outings Has tossed fewer than one inning in 40 of his 69 appearances. Has faced the Rangers eight times this season (6.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 3 so, 1 hr, 3.00 ERA). Is 2-0 with a 2.32 ERA (8 er in 31.0 ip) in 37 games at home, 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA (12 er in 18.2 ip) in 32 games on the road. Last Year: Was 3-1 with a 4.53 ERA and.216 opponents batting average in 35 games over five stints with the A s had no decisions, a 1.08 ERA and.200 opponents batting average in 20 relief appearances for Triple-A Nashville. 66 RHP RYAN DULL Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas (ND, 1.2 ip, 2 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 21/3 First Hitters: 4-43, sf, 3 bb Has a 3.55 ERA (10 er in 25.1 ip) and.209 (19-for-91) opponents batting average in 29 games since he was reinstated from the disabled list July 27 had a 6.32 ERA and.233 opponents average in 18 games when he was placed on the 10-day DL May 20 with a strained right knee. Has an 8.10 ERA (9 er in 10.0 ip) in 13 outings on no days rest, a 3.18 ERA (12 er in 31.0 ip) in his other 34 appearances. Is tied for fourth among American League relievers in unearned runs (6). First batters faced are 4-for-43 (.093) with a sacrifice fly, three walks (.149 on-base percentage) and 19 strikeouts. Has faced the Rangers five times this season (4.2 ip, 1 h, 3 r, 3 er, 3 bb, 6 so, 5.79 ERA). Last Year: Compiled a 2.42 ERA and.186 opponents batting average in 70 relief appearances led AL rookies and tied for ninth among all AL pitchers in games pitched fell one short of the Oakland rookie record for games pitched.
4 44 RHP CHRIS HATCHER Last Outing: 9/23 vs Texas (ND, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 1-4 Inherited Runners/Scored: 14/3 First Hitters: 10-43, 2 bb, sf Has not allowed a run in his last 11 games for a career-high 12.0-inning scoreless streak opponents are 6-for-41 (.145) over that stretch logged a 5.63 ERA over his first nine games with the A s after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 15 for international slot money. Opponents are batting.089 (4-for-45) with runners in scoring position. Has faced the Rangers four times this season (3.1 ip, 4 h, 1 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 3 so, 2.70 ERA). Was on the Dodgers Opening Day roster and was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 26 relief appearances when he was placed on the DL June 23 with thoracic inflammation had a five-game rehab assignment (6.0 ip, 4 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 9 so, 1.50 ERA) before he was reinstated Aug. 13. Last Year: Appeared in 37 games with the Dodgers, going 5-4 with a 5.53 ERA (25 ER/ 40.2 IP), before being placed on the DL on July 20, where he remained for the duration of the season with a strained left oblique. 31 RHP LIAM HENDRIKS Last Outing: 9/20 at Detroit (S, 0.2 ip, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-3 Inherited Runners/Scored: 34/8 First Hitters: 12-60, 7 bb Has not allowed a run in 15 of his last 16 games (1 er in 14.2 ip, 0.61 ERA) and has a 2.88 ERA (8 er in 25.0 ip) since the All-Star Break after posting a 5.40 ERA (22 er in 36.2) before the break. Has a career high 67 games pitched and 75 strikeouts. Is tied for third among AL relievers in runs allowed (34), tied for first in stolen bases against (12) and is 11th in highest ERA (4.38). Has an 7.20 ERA (20 er in 25.0 ip) and.302 (32-for-106) opponents average in 29 games on the road compared to a 2.45 ERA (10 er in 36.2 ip) and.184 (25-for-136) opponents batting average in 38 games at home. Has faced the Rangers four times this season (3.2 ip, 4 h, 3 r, 3 er, 3 bb, 2 so, 7.36 ERA). Last Year: Compiled a 3.76 ERA and.270 opponents batting average in 53 relief appearances in his first season with the A s had an 8.27 ERA in 11 games before going on the disabled list in early May, a 2.23 ERA in 42 games following his return. 62 LHP SAM MOLL Last Outing: 9/14 at Boston (ND, 0.1 ip, 1 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 3/1 First Hitters: 4-8 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville Sept. 1 and has worked in eight games in his Major League debut. Has allowed a run in five of his last six outings (6 er in 2.0 ip, ERA) after allowing no runs over his first two games (1.0 ip). Was acquired from Colorado for a player to be named later or cash on Aug. 16 and was assigned to Nashville. Was originally selected by the Rockies in the third round of the 2013 draft and is 9-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 151 appearances in five seasons in the minors. Combined for a 3.64 ERA and.280 opponents batting average in 50 minor league games overall his opponents batting average includes a mark of.272 (41-for-151) against right-handed hitters and.299 (20-for- 67) against left-handers his complete 2017 minor league stats: W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO Albuquerque (AAA) Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Was 3-5 with two saves and a 4.94 ERA in 42 relief appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque had a stint on the disabled list with a left elbow inflammation and had a two-game rehab assignment with Grand Junction. 56 RHP CHRIS SMITH Last Outing: 9/16 at Philadelphia (ND, 1.1 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 0/0 First Hitters: 0-4 Was selected from Triple-A Nashville July 8 and has made nine starts and three relief appearances since then. Is 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA in nine starts (the first starts of his career) and 0-0 with a 7.37 ERA (6 er in 7.1 ip) in three relief appearances. Has allowed 16 home runs in 54.0 innings, an average of 2.67 per nine innings that is currently the highest in the American League among pitchers with 50 or more innings. Has faced the Rangers four times in his career (4.1 ip, 4 h, 5 r, 5 er, 3 bb, 1 hr, ERA). Was 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA and.265 opponents batting average in 15 games, including 12 starts, with Nashville ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in ERA at the time of his July 8 promotion. Last Year: Was 6-8 with a 3.93 ERA in 22 starts with Triple-A Nashville when he was selected by the A s Aug. 7 had no decisions and a 2.92 ERA in 13 relief appearances with Oakland it was his first action in the majors since RHP BLAKE TREINEN Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas (S, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 2 so) Saves/Opportunities: Inherited Runners/Scored: 36/16 First Hitters: 21-66, 3 bb Has not allowed a run in his last seven games (6.1 ip) after allowing one run in each of his previous four contests (7.71 ERA). Has a 2.31 ERA (9 er in 35.0 ip) in 32 appearances since he was acquired from Washington July 16 in the Sean Doolittle/Ryan Madson trade compiled a 5.73 ERA in 37 games with the Nationals. However, has allowed 8-of-18 (44%) inherited runners to score with the A s and 44.4% for the season, which is eighth highest in the majors. Is tied for third among Major League relievers in opponents grounded into double plays (12) and tied for second most in hits allowed (77). Has faced the Rangers six times this season (6.1 ip, 5 h, 1 r, 1 er, 7 so, 1.42 ERA). Threw 1.2 innings for the save on Aug. 27 after tossing 1.1 innings for the save on Aug. 22 and pitching 2.0 innings for the save on Aug. 20 those are the first three saves of more than one inning for his career the two-inning save was the first by an A s pitcher this year. Has career highs in saves (14), hits (77), home runs (6) and earned runs (33). Last Year: Appeared in a career-high 73 games with Washington and was 4-1 with a save and a 2.28 ERA ranked eighth among National League relievers in ERA led Major League relievers with 17 opponents grounded into double plays.
5 1 FRANKLIN BARRETO Current Streak: 0 for 3 Detroit Series: 1-8, r, 3 so Last Road Trip: 2-10, r, 4 so Is batting.190 with two triples, two home runs and five RBI in 21 games over two stints with the A s in his Major League debut hit.190 with two home runs and four RBI in 11 games during his first stint from June 24 to July 7 and is batting.190 (4-for-21) in 10 games during his second stint that began on Sept. 1. Is batting.244 (11-for-45) against right-handed pitchers,.056 (1-for-18) against left-handers. Has started nine games at shortstop and five at second base. Had minor league career highs in home runs (15), extra base hits (41) and strikeouts (141) and matched his best in hits (136) and triples (7) appeared in 83 games at shortstop and 25 games at second base his complete 2017 minor league stats: AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Was named to the Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star Teams after batting.281 with 10 HR and 50 RBI in 119 games with Midland also played for Nashville and hit.284 with 11 HR and 53 RBI in 123 games overall. 20 MARK CANHA Current Streak: 0 for 3 Texas Series: 0-3, so Last Road Trip: 4-15, 2 r, 2 2b, rbi, 2 bb, 6 so, 2 hbp Is hitting.221 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 49 games over four stints with the A s in his third season in the majors Is batting.268 (15-for-56) in 20 games over two stints since the All-Star Break (Aug and Aug. 25-present) after hitting.191 in 29 games in two stints before the break (Opening Day-April 14 and May 9-June 8). Is batting.271 (19-for-70) in 24 games against American League West competition,.173 in 25 games against all other teams Has 32 hits, 17 of which have been for extra bases (53.1%) 20 of his 37 (54.1%) hits over the last two years are for extra bases. Has started games at four different positions (15 in center field, 12 in right field, nine in left field, two at designated hitter). Appeared in 61 games in right field, eight in center field, four at designated hitter and three in left field with Nashville his complete 2017 minor league stats: AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Missed nearly the entire season after undergoing surgery on his left hip on May 24 appeared in just 16 games and batted.122 with six RBI collected five hits but three of those were home runs. 26 MATT CHAPMAN Current Streak: 0 for 2 Texas Series: 1-5, hbp Last Road Trip: 2-29, 2 r, 2b, hr, rbi, 4 bb, 11 so Is 3-for-34 (.088) with a double, home run and RBI over his last 11 games. Was selected from Triple-A Nashville June 15 and has started 75 of the A s 76 games at third base while on the active roster since then (was on the 10-day disabled list from June 19 to July 2 with left knee cellulitis). Since the All-Star Break, he leads Major League rookies in doubles (17) and extra base hits (32) ranks third among American League rookies in home runs (13) and fifth in RBI (31) since the break overall, he ranks seventh among AL rookies in doubles (19), eighth in extra base hits (34) and walks (29) and 10th in home runs (13). Is hitting.227 in 76 games in his ML debut has 19 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs and 34 of his 59 hits (57.6%) are for extra bases in Athletics history, the highest percentage of hits going for extra bases among players with 250 or more plate appearances is 59.8% by Mark McGwire in 1995 (52 of 87). Had his 12-game home hitting streak snapped last night (19-for-45,.422) is batting.286 (38-for-133) at home compared to.165 (21-for- 127) on the road. His 75 starts are the most by an A s rookie third baseman since Eric Chavez had 98 in 1999 has turned 32 double plays, which ranks fifth among AL third basemen and is tied for the most in ML history among third basemen with fewer than 100 games played (Ray Boone had 32 in 97 games with Detroit in 1953). Is 7-for-16 (.438) with four runs scored in five career games against Texas. Last Year: Began the season at Double-A Midland and was moved up to Triple-A Nashville May 21 combined for a.285 batting average, 12 home runs and 87 RBI in 132 games overall ranked second in the A s farm system in hits (155). 2 KHRIS DAVIS Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 3) Texas Series: 1-6, 2 r, hr, rbi, bb Last Road Trip: 5-20, r, rbi, bb, 6 so, 2 gidp Hit his 40th home run of the season last night to become the second player in Athletics history with back-to-back 40-homer seasons the other is Jimmie Foxx, who did it three straight seasons from joins Foxx (three times), McGwire (three times) and Canseco (twice) as the only players in Athletics history with multiple 40-homer seasons his 40 homers are ninth most in Oakland history. Has 103 RBI, which are the most by an Athletic since Frank Thomas had 114 in 2006 is the first Athletic with back-to-back 100 RBI seasons since Miguel Tejada ( ) and Eric Chavez ( ) his 205 RBI over the last two years are the most by an Athletic in consecutive seasons since when Tejada had 237 and Chavez had 210. ATHLETICS BATTING NOTES Has struck out 191 times, which is second most in Athletics history to the record of 197 set by Jack Cust in Is batting.241 with 40 home runs and a career-high 103 RBI in his second season with Oakland after hitting.247 with 42 home runs and 102 RBI last year. Ranks second in the American League in home runs (40) and strikeouts (191), fourth in RBI (103) and eighth in extra base hits (67). Is batting.311 (19-for-61) in 16 games in September. Is a.283 (32-for-113) career hitter against Texas with 16 home runs and 34 RBI in 32 games the home runs and RBI are his most against any team. Has hit 31 of his home runs as a left fielder, which is an Oakland record and the most by an A s left fielder since Bob Cerv hit 37 of his 38 home runs in 1958 as a left fielder has 39 home runs batting fourth, which are third most in Athletics history (McGwire 51 in 1996, Foxx 44 in 1934) has 24 home runs at home, which are the most by an Athletic since Jason Giambi had 27 in MOST HOME RUNS IN MAJORS, LAST TWO YEARS 84 Giancarlo Stanton 82 Khris Davis 80 Nelson Cruz 79 Edwin Encarnacion 76 Nolan Arenado OAKLAND A S MOST HOME RUNS, TWO CONSECUTIVE SEASONS 91 Mark McGwire ( ) 86 Mark McGwire ( ) 82 Khris Davis ( ) 81 three players tied Ranks second in the majors with 19 go-ahead home runs (Stanton, MIA 26), which match the most by an A s player over the last 26 years (Mc- Gwire 1996, Thomas 2006) the last with more is Jose Canseco, who had 20 in 1991 is tied for the AL lead with 29 go-ahead RBI, which are the most by an Athletic since Thomas had 32 in Has batted clean-up 135 times, which will be fourth most in Oakland history and the most since 1985 when Dave Kingman had 157. Has the third lowest batting average in the AL against left-handed pitchers (.183) and the fifth lowest in night games (.213). Has career highs in RBI (103), walks (70) and strikeouts (191) and has matched his best in runs (85) is closing in on career highs in games (145, high is 150 in 2016), at bats (539, high is 555 in 2016), hits (130, high is 137 in 2016), home runs (40, high is 42 in 2016) and extra base hits (67, high is 68 in 2016) his.331 on-base percentage is his best of his four full seasons (.323 in 2015). Last Year: Batted.247 with 42 HR and 102 RBI in 150 games in his first season with the A s became the fifth player in Oakland history and seventh in Athletics history to hit 40 home runs tied for third in the American League in home runs. 12 DUSTIN GARNEAU Current Streak: 0 for 4 Texas Series: 0-3, 2 so Last Road Trip: 1-4, r, 3 bb Was on the Opening Day roster with Colorado and hit.206 with a home run and six RBI in 22 games before he was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque May 16 was claimed off waivers by Oakland Aug. 4 and is batting.150 (6-for-40) with a home run and three RBI in 18 games with the A s is hitting.185 with two home runs and nine RBI in a career-high 40 games overall. Is 2-for-23 (.087) in the Coliseum and hit.162 at Coors Field for a combined.140 (8-for-57) batting average in his home ballparks is batting.250 (12-for-48) on the road. Has started 32 games at catcher (14 with the A s) and has tossed out 5-of-14 (35.7%) attempted base stealers (3-of-6, 50.0% with the A s) has thrown out 15-of-39 (38.4%) in his career. Batted.281 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 36 with Albuquerque also had nine doubles and two triples for a.617 slugging percentage tossed out 14-of-29 (48.3%) attempted base stealers. Last Year: Batted 235 with six doubles, one home run and six RBI in 24 games over three stints with Colorado also hit 292 with 15 home runs and 35 RBI in 52 games with Triple-A Albuquerque. 25 RYON HEALY Current Streak: 6 games (9 for 25) Texas Series: 3-7, 3 so Last Road Trip: 6-21, 3 r, 2b, hr, 2 rbi, 5 so Is hitting.333 (43-for-129) over his last 32 games after hitting.187 over his previous 29 contests from July 2 to Aug. 10. Is batting.272 with 25 home runs and 76 RBI in 141 games in his second season in the majors the home runs are fifth most in Oakland history by a player in his first or second season and the RBI are 10th best. Hit 19 of his home runs over his first 77 games through June 28 has just six home runs in 64 games since then 13 of his 25 home runs have come with runners on base and 10 have come with two strikes. Has 140 strikeouts and just 20 walks for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7.00 since walks and strikeouts became official stats in 1913, the highest ratio in Athletics history is 6.05 by Tony Armas in 1981 (115 so, 19 bb). Is batting.316 (68-for-215) with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 52 day games compared to.243 (81-for-333) with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 89 night games ranks fifth in the AL in batting average during the day, tied for fifth in RBI and tied for seventh in home runs. Is hitting 324 when leading off an inning,.315 in the seventh inning or later and.310 against left-handed pitching. Is 12-for-45 (.267) against Texas this year but is a.312 (29-for-93) career hitter against the Rangers. Has started games at three different positions (76 at designated hitter, 31 at first base, 31 at third base) is the first Athletic with at least 30 starts at three different positions since Nick Swisher in 2007 (57 in center, 46 in right, 39 at first). Last Year: Was called up by Oakland July 15 and started 72 of the A s 73 games after the All-Star Break at third base in his ML debut led ML rookies in doubles after the break (20) and topped AL rookies in hits (82) and extra base hits (33).
6 23 MATT JOYCE Current Streak: 0 for 5 Texas Series: 1-8, rbi, 4 so Last Road Trip: 6-27, 4 r, 2b, hr, 2 rbi, bb, 4 so Signed a two-year deal with the A s following the 2016 season and has a career high 24 home runs in his 10th season in the majors also has career bests in runs (75), walks (66) and extra base hits (54) can also establish highs in games (134, high is 141 in 2011), at bats (450, high is 462 in 2011), doubles (30, high is 32 in 2011), RBI (66, high is 75 in 2011) and strikeouts (109, high is 111 in 2014). Is batting.266 (37-for-139) with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 39 games since the start of August (.590 slugging percentage) after hitting.225 with 18 doubles, 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 95 games through the end of July (.408 slugging percentage). Is batting.246 (94-for-382) with 23 of his 24 home runs against righthanded pitching,.191 (13-for-68) against left-handers 64 of his 69 home runs over the last five years have come off righties. Is hitting.163 (15-for-92) with runners in scoring position, which is second lowest in the majors (Schwarber, CHI-NL.144) is 4-for-43 (.093) with RISP and two outs. Has started 99 games in right field, 18 in left field, one in center field and one at designed hitter has seven errors, all as a right fielder the errors are tied for third most among AL outfielders and are an on-going career high has the most errors by an A s outfielder since Jay Payton in 2006 (7) and the most by an A s right fielder since Ruben Sierra in 1994 (9). Has started games at every spot in the batting order except clean-up, including a team-leading 54 in the leadoff spot. Last Year: Spent the entire season with Pittsburgh and batted.242 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI in 140 games added 59 walks for a career-high.403 on-base percentage set a Major League record with 21 pinch-walks. 8 JED LOWRIE Current Streak: 0 for 5 Texas Series: 1-7, rbi, bb, so, gidp Last Road Trip: 11-27, 6 r, 4 2b, 3b, 2 hr, 12 rbi, 7 bb, 4 so, sf Has tied the Oakland record for doubles in a season with 47 (Jason Giambi, 2001) the doubles rank second in the majors (Ramirez, CLE 51) and tied for fourth in Athletics history they are tied for ninth most in Major League history by a switch hitter. Has career highs in runs (82), doubles (47), extra base hits (64), walks (69) and strikeouts (95) his 14 home runs are two short of his high of 16 in 2012 his 145 games played are the second most of his 10 seasons in the majors (154 in 2013). Leads the A s with a.278 batting average hit.310 over his first 46 games,.221 over a 52-game stretch from May 27 to July 28 and is batting.307 (54-for-176) over his last 47 games. OAKLAND A S MOST DOUBLES, SEASON 47 Jed Lowrie (2017) 47 Jason Giambi (2001) 45 Jed Lowrie (2013) 43 Eric Chavez (2001) 42 Miguel Tejada (2003) Is hitting.338 (22-for-65) with 14 walks (1 sf,.450 on-base percentage) and 16 RBI in 18 games in September the RBI are his third most ever in a month (24 in Aug and 17 in Sept. 2013). Has 12 of his 14 home runs off right-handed pitching 10 have been solo shots. Is batting.289 (33-for-114) with runners in scoring position but has a.167 (9-for-54) average with RISP and two outs. Ranks second among ML second basemen with a.990 fielding percentage (Dozier, MIN.992) his fielding percentage is sixth best in Oakland history by a second baseman but his 4.26 total chances per nine innings are currently the fewest (Weeks, 4.31 in 2012) his 95 double plays are tied for third most (104 by Ellis in 2007, 98 by Green in 1971, 95 by Ellis in 2003). Has made a team-leading 94 starts batting third and is hitting.297 (109- for-367) in those games. Clubbed his third career grand slam in the eighth inning Tuesday at Detroit also had a RBI double in the third inning for a career-high five RBI. Last Year: Returned to the A s and batted.263 with two home runs and 27 RBI in 87 games in a season shortened due to two stints on the disabled list has missed 152 games during three stints on the DL over the previous two seasons. 13 BRUCE MAXWELL Current Streak: 2 games (4 for 8) Detroit Series: 4-8, 3 r, 2b, bb, so Last Road Trip: 5-20, 3 r, 2 2b, rbi, 3 bb, 9 so Is batting.244 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 71 games over three stints with the A s this year combined to hit.211 with no extra base hits and no RBI in nine games over his first two stints (April and May 4-14) returned for good on June 22 and is hitting 247 (46-for-186) with 12 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI in 62 games since his return has started 51 of the A s 82 games at catcher during his third stint. Has back-to-back multiple hit games (4-for-8) and is batting.308 (20-for- 65) with eight multiple hit games over his last 19 contests. Has not committed an error in 69 games and 453 total chances at catcher the total chances are sixth most in American League history by a catcher with no errors (5th is 499 by Rick Cerrone with Boston in 1988) has a 71-game errorless streak behind the plate dating back to last year has tossed out 14-of-56 (25.0%) attempted base stealers. Is batting.218 (31-for-142) in 48 games since the All-Star Break after hitting.302 in 23 games before the break. Is batting.315 (23-for-73) during the day,.205 (27-for-132) at night. Is hitting.317 (26-for-82) with all three of his home runs in 29 games against AL West teams,.195 in 42 games against everyone else. Is 5-for-15 (.333) against Texas and is a.370 (10-for-27) career hitter against the Rangers. Last Year: Made his Triple-A and Major League debut was batting.321 with a 10 HR and 41 RBI in 60 games with Nashville when he was promoted to Oakland July 23 went on to bat.283 with a home run and 14 RBI in 33 games with the A s. 22 RENATO NUÑEZ Current Streak: 0 for 5 Detroit Series: DNP Last Road Trip: 0-3, bb, 2 so Spent the entire season at Triple-A Nashville and was named to the Pacific Coast League Postseason All-Star Team after hitting.249 with 32 home runs and 78 RBI in 126 games. Was recalled by the A s Sept. 5 and is 0-for-5 with a walk in four games, including one start in left field. Hit 32 home runs with the Sounds which tied for second in all of the minor leagues, tied for fifth in Nashville history and tied for ninth most in Oakland history by a minor leaguer. Led the PCL in home runs, ranked fourth in extra base hits (61) and tied for fifth in strikeouts (141) was also named MVP of the Triple-A All-Star Game after hitting a three-run home run appeared in 48 games in left field, 44 at third base, 30 at designated hitter, five at first base and two at second base his complete 2017 minor league stats: AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Batted.228 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in a career-high tying 128 games in his Triple-A debut with Nashville made his Major League debut with Oakland in September and hit.133 with one RBI in nine games. 28 MATT OLSON Current Streak: 2 games (2 for 7) Texas Series: 2-7, r, hr, 2 rbi, 2 so Last Road Trip: 7-30, 7 r, 6 hr, 9 rbi, 6 bb, ibb, 12 so, 2 hbp, gidp Has homered six times in his last eight games, nine times in his last 13 contests and is batting.295 (26-for-88) with 16 home runs, 28 RBI and a OPS over his last 24 games dating back to Aug. 27 is tied for the Major League lead in home runs over that span (Martinez, ARI 16) and ranks second in RBI (Martinez, ARI 30). Singled in the second inning yesterday after homering for each of his previous seven hits nine of his last 11 hits are home runs has more home runs (24) than singles (23) the only player in Athletics history to finish the season with more home runs than singles, among players with five or more home runs, is Mark McGwire in 1995 (39 homers, 35 singles). Has 13 home runs and 22 RBI in 21 games in September the home runs are the most in Major League history by a rookie in the month of September and match the most by a rookie in any month over the last 30 seasons (Bellinger, LAD 13 in June 2017) they are tied for the most by any Athletics player in September (Jason Giambi, 2000) leads the AL in home runs this month and is tied for the lead in RBI (Gregorius, NYY). Has homered in each of the A s last nine series dating back to Aug against Texas (16 home runs in 25 games) is the only rookie in Major League history with 15 home runs over a 21-game stretch (Aug. 27-Sept. 19) and 16 home runs over a 23-game span (Aug. 27-Sept. 22) his 15 home runs over a 21-game stretch from Aug. 27-Sept. 19 are the most by any player in Oakland history matched bests by Reggie Jackson in 1969 with 13 home runs over 18 games from Sept and 16 home runs over 23 games from Aug. 27-Sept. 22. Has 20 home runs since the All-Star Break, which are the most among ML rookies and tied for second most among all AL players (Donaldson,TOR 21). Is 8-for-13 (.615) with a double, five home runs and a hit by pitch in his first at bat of his last 14 games. Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville Aug. 8 for his sixth stint with the A s this year is batting.289 (39-for-135) with 20 home runs and 36 RBI in 40 games over that span the home runs are the most in the AL and tied with Stanton for second most in the majors (Martinez, ARI 21). Has 24 home runs for the season, which is tied for third among American League rookies and tied for third in Athletics history by a rookie they are the most by an Athletic 23 years old or younger since Eric Chavez hit 32 as a 23-year old in 2001 hit 23 home runs with Nashville and is the first player to hit 20 home runs in both the majors and the minors since Giancarlo Stanton in 2010 (22 with Florida, 21 with Jacksonville). Is batting.329 (28-for-85) during the day,.208 (21-for-101) at night. his current stint) and 10 in right field. Has started 37 games at first base (including each of his 35 starts during Had his Major League rookie record tying streak of five consecutive games with a home run come to an end on Wednesday was the first Oakland player to do it and the second Athletic (George Alusik, Aug. 7-11, 1962) it was the fourth time he homered in three or more consecutive games this year (all since Aug. 11). MLB MOST HOME RUNS, FIRST 69 CAREER GAMES (SINCE 1913) 25 Jose Abreu (26) 25 Cody Bellinger (25) 24 Matt Olson 23 Wally Berger (23) 23 Gary Sanchez (23) (number in parentheses is total after 70 games) MLB FEWEST AT BATS PER HOME RUN (MIN. 200 PA) 6.52 Barry Bonds, SF (2001) 7.27 Mark McGwire, STL (1998) 7.38 Mark McGwire, STL (2000) 7.75 Matt Olson, OAK (2017) 8.02 Mark McGwire, 1999 (STL) ATHLETICS MOST HOME RUNS, ROOKIE 49 Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Matt Olson, Yoenis Céspedes, two players tied ATHLETICS MOST HOME RUNS, SEPTEMBER 13 Matt Olson, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire, Jimmie Foxx, two players tied Batted.272 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI in 79 games with Nashville added 45 walks for a.367 on-base percentage and slugged.568 was tied for fifth in the Pacific Coast League in home runs (23) at the time of his final promotion to Oakland. Last Year: Made his Major League debut with Oakland as a September call-up and went 2-for-21 (.095) in 11 games also batted.235 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI in 131 games in his Triple-A debut with Nashville