The amazing A's -- a look at the numbers

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The amazing A's -- a look at the numbers

Another walk-off? That's right, and Oakland's win over the Yankees on Sunday was their the 11th walk-off of the season, the most in the majors. Here is a look at some pertinent numbers as the A's continue stay hot after of the All-Star break:

Most Walk-Off Wins This Season
Athletics 11 Nationals 8 Reds 7 Dodgers 7 Brewers 6 Pirates 6
The A's are the first team since the 2000 Brewers to have 8 walk-off wins in a span of 16 home games.
Best Records in Majors since June 12th
Athletics 25-9 0.735 Tigers 24-12 0.667 Reds 23-13 0.639 Rangers 21-12 0.636 Yankees 22-13 0.629 Pirates 22-13 0.629
A's Season Breakdown

Thru June 11 Since June 12 Record 26-35 25-9 Run Diff -27 44 AVG .220 .244 RGM 3.5 4.4 HR 49 52 Starter's ERA 4.08 3.02 Bullpen ERA 2.86 2.44
The Athletics have won 5 straight games all by 1 run for the first time in franchise history. (And for the first time since the 1999 Marlins.)

The A's swept a 4-game series from the Yankees at the Coliseum for the first time ever. The last time the A's swept a 4-game series at home from the Yanks was in 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. (The A's hosted 57 4-game series vs NYY between sweeps.)

Highest Average since All-Star Break(min 30 At-Bats)
Yoenis Cespedes OAK .500 Buster Posey SF .486 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 0.476 Andrew McCuthchen PIT 0.457 Mike Trout LAA 0.452
A's Pitching Ranks

A.L MLB Overall ERA 3.37 1st 4th Starter's ERA 3.69 1st 6th Bullpen ERA 2.71 1st 3rd

A's minor league video coordinator Mark Smith unexpectedly dies at 41

A's minor league video coordinator Mark Smith unexpectedly dies at 41

OAKLAND, Calif. – Mark Smith, the Oakland A’s Minor League Video Coordinator, passed away on Monday in Arizona. He was 41 years old. 

“The Oakland A’s suffered a tremendous loss today with the unexpected passing of Mark,” said Billy Beane, Oakland A’s executive vice president of baseball operations. “He was a valued member of our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” 

Smith served as the A’s Minor League Video Coordinator for eight seasons. He was instrumental in the creation of the department in 2009. Before joining the A’s, he was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998 – 2007. 

Funeral services are pending.

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Red Sox, White Sox announce blockbuster Chris Sale trade

Red Sox, White Sox announce blockbuster Chris Sale trade

OXON HILL, Md. -- All-Star ace Chris Sale is joining the reloading Boston Red Sox, leaving behind his shredded reputation with the Chicago White Sox.

Boston acquired Sale on Tuesday for a package of four prospects, including high-priced Yoan Moncada.

Sale was a top trade target at the winter meetings and the AL East champion Red Sox were getting him instead of Washington, which also pursued.

A few hours earlier, Boston got prime setup man Tyler Thornburg from Milwaukee. After that deal was announced, without tipping his hand, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said: "We're trying to win now, as you can see."

Boston acquired Sale for minor league pitchers Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, outfielder Luis Basabe and Moncada, a third baseman.