Astros-A's stat pack

A's send Gray to hill for series opening showdown with Astros

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September 5, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Josh Donaldson joined Sal Bando and Eric Chavez as the only Oakland third basemen to collect 20 home runs and 80 RBI in a season. (AP)

Programming note: Astros-A’s coverage kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California

The A's begin a four-game series against the Houston Astros Thursday night. Get the in-depth statistics behind the series with our stat pack:

A's vs Astros this season
                   1st 10 Games    Last 5 Games
Record                 10-0            2-3
Run/Game             7.2             3.6
Opp Runs/GM        3.4             3.0
AVG                     .295            .231
HR                         15               5
Starters ERA         3.14           2.67
Bullpen ERA         3.33            2.13

A's pitching vs AL West
                            REC            ERA
vs Astros             12-3           2.97
vs Angels              9-4           3.74
vs Rangers            7-9           3.83
vs Mariners           6-10          4.20

A's this season
vs Teams Currently Above .500:    37-34
vs Teams Currently Below .500:    43-25*
*12-3 vs Astros

AL best vs teams under .500
Rays                 40-16        .714
Indians             40-17        .702
Red Sox            41-20        .672
Athletics           43-25        .632
Tigers               36-22        .621

Most home runs since Aug. 18
                          HR        Games
Athletics              28          17
Orioles                22          16
Rangers               22          16
Red Sox               21          16
Cubs                    21          17

Coco Crisp last 14 Games
AVG                   .351
Slug%                 .825
HR                      8
RBI                     14
Runs                   17
Steals                  1

Most HR in a season batting eadoff in Oakland history
                                   Year      HR
Rickey Henderson        1990      28
Bert Campaneris          1970      22
Rickey Henderson        1991      18
Coco Crisp                   2013      18

Most home runs since Aug. 19      
                              Team      HR
Coco Crisp               OAK       8
Brandon Moss          OAK       8
Brian Dozier             MIN       5
Edwin Encarnacion   TOR       5
Mitch Moreland        TEX       5
Salvador Perez          KC        5
Shane Victorino        BOS       5
Donnie Murphy         CHC      5

The A's outfielders have struggled hitting for average (league-Low .228) but they lead the AL in homers.

Most home runs by outfielders
American League
Athletics            65
Mariners            64
Rangers             56
Orioles               54
Blue Jays            53

Only Oakland A's 3B with 20 HR/80 RBI season
Sal Bando            5        1969, 71, 73, 74, 76
Eric Chavez         5        2000, 01, 02, 03, 05
Josh Donaldson   1        2013

Sonny Gray as starting pitcher this season
                   Home        Road
Starts              3            2
Rec                2-0          0-2
ERA                0.83        7.71
WHIP              0.69        1.82
Opp Avg         .147        .316
GB%                69%          42%

Sonny Gray Aug. 15 vs Houston (Win)
8 IP, 4 H, 0 Runs, 1 BB, 9 Ks (118 Pitches)
*First major league win

A's first basemen
              2012    2013
AVG        .240    .267
HR           31       23
RBI          80        80
OPS        .801     .789

Most home runs this season in first year with new team
Chris Carter            HOU       27
Raul Ibanez             SEA        25
Justin Upton            ATL        24
Marlon Byrd*            NYM      21
Nate Schierholtz        CHC     20
*Also has hit 1 HR with PIT