A's-Orioles stat pack

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A's-Orioles stat pack

The A's road trip continues with their 2nd visit of the year to Baltimore. Back in April, the O's took 2 of 3 from the A's at Camden Yards.

This Date in A's History - July 27, 1965
In the 2nd game of a double-header at Fenway Park, 19-year old Jim "Catfish" Hunter recorded his 1st of 224 career wins. The future Hall-of-Famer went 5 innings allowing 5 runs (including a grand slam to 20-year old Tony Conigliaro) but thanks to an A's 6-run 1st inning left the game with a 8-5 lead. The Kansas City A's would go on to win the game 10-8. (Bert Campaneris went 4 for 5 with an HR and 4 runs scored)
Best Records in JulyAmerican league
Athletics 16-3 .842 Tigers 15-6 .714 Yankees 12-9 .571 White Sox 11-9 .550 Angels 11-10 .524 Best in Majors

With 5 games left in the month, the A's have a chance to have their best July since moving to Oakland.
Oakland AthleticsBest Months of July
2012 16-3 .842 2005 20-6 .769 1974 20-8 .714 2001 19-8 .704 1980 19-10 .655
The A's have a 15-9 record vs the A.L. East this season.
Highest Win Pct vs A.L. EastAmong A.L. teams
Rangers 14-7 .667 Athletics 15-9 .625 Yankees 18-13 .581 Tigers 13-10 .565 Rays 23-18 .561 Last season: 20-23 (.465) vs A.L. East
Most RunsGame since All-Star BreakAmerican League
Athletics 5.8 Angels 5.6 Tigers 4.9 Blue Jays 4.8 Twins 4.7 Before Break: 3.7 - Fewest in A.L.
Jarrod ParkerThis Season

Home Road Starts 9 7 Rec 3-2 4-2 ERA 2.28 1.08 Opp Avg .211 .240 HR 2 2 Walks 9IP 3.3 4.5
Lowest ERA among Rookie StartersA.L. (min 10 Starts)
Jose Quintana CWS 2.58 Jarrod Parker OAK 3.00 Scott Diamond MIN 3.16 Zach McAllister CLE 3.18 Tommy Milone OAK 3.51 Wei-Yin Chen BAL 3.82 Yu Darvish TEX 3.88
Yoenis CespedesA.L. Ranks since All-Star Break
.458 Average 1st 4 Home Runs T-5th 14 RBI 1st 12 Runs T-3rd .500 OB T-4th .792 Slug 3rd 1.292 OPS 2nd
On June 14th Coco Crisp moved back to being the A's regular lead-off hitter:
Coco CrispSeason Breakdown

Thru June 13 Since June 14 Games 38 31 AVG .172 .344 OB .234 .400 Slug .231 .508 Runs 10 19 Steals 9 11 A's Record 13-25 23-8 In Games Crisp Played

Highest On-Base Pct A.L. Leadoff MenSince June 14th
Alex Gordon KC .430 Mike Trout LAA .428 Austin Jackson DET .416 Coco Crisp OAK .400 Oakland AthleticsMost HR in a Season since 2007
Jack Cust 2008 33 Josh Willingham 2011 29 Jack Cust 2007 26 Jack Cust 2009 25 Nick Swisher 2007 22 Josh Reddick 2012 22
The Orioles have lost 9 of their last 12 home games and have a better record on the road then at home.
Orioles This Season

Home Road Record 24-24 28-23 AVG .249 .230 RGM 4.4 3.8 HR 64 58 ERA 4.36 3.80 Lost 9 of last 12 at Home

The thing you don't want to do with Orioles is go to extra-innings;
Most Wins in Extra-Innings This Season
Orioles 10-2 Athletics 7-2 Giants 7-2 Marlins 7-3 Nationals 7-6
It hasn't just been extra-innings, the O's have been clutch late in games:
Orioles This Season

A.L. Rank 10-2 in Extra-Inning Games 1st 19-6 in 1-run games 1st 39-0 when Leading after 7 inn. 1st 41-0 when Leading after 8 inn. 1st 13 Wins when Trailing after 6 inn. 1st
Adam JonesLast 4 Seasons

AVG HR OPS 2009 .227 19 .792 2010 .284 19 .767 2011 .280 25 .785 2012 .293 23 .877
All-Star Matt Wieters has only 1 hit in his last 30 at-bats and had had an up-and-down season:
Matt WietersThis Season by Month

AVG HR RBI April .279 6 15 May .188 2 7 June .290 3 16 July .197 1 8
While Jim Thome is 7th on the all-time Home Run list with 611, he is only 65 K's behind Reggie on the Strikeout list:
Most Strikeouts All-Time
Reggie Jackson 2,597 Jim Thome 2,532 Sammy Sosa 2,306 Andres Galarraga 2,003 Alex Rodriguez 2,000 Adam Dunn 1,956 Jackson has held the Strikeout record since 1982

Two former A's players designated for assignment by AL East teams

Two former A's players designated for assignment by AL East teams

Friday night was a bad night for a couple of former A's players.

After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Rangers, first baseman Chris Carter was designated for assignment by the Yankees.

New York called up first base prospect Tyler Austin.

In 57 games with the Yankees, Carter his eight homers and drove in 23 runs, but he his just .204 with 70 strikeouts.

Derek Norris, an All-Star with the A's in 2014, was designated for assignment by the Rays after they activated offseason acquisition Wilson Ramos from the 60-day DL.

Norris clubbed nine homers and drove in 24 runs, but hit .201 in 53 games with the Tampa Bay.

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A's lineup: Lowrie scratched, Barreto to make MLB debut vs White Sox

A's lineup: Lowrie scratched, Barreto to make MLB debut vs White Sox

PROGRAMMING NOTE: A's-White Sox coverage begins at 10:30am with Pregame Live on NBC Sports California and streaming right here.

Top prospect Franklin Barreto wasn't in the original lineup Saturday, but he was inserted to replace a scratched Jed Lowrie.

Oakland A's:
1. Matt Joyce (L) DH
2. Matt Olson (L) RF
3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Bruce Maxwell (L) C
7. Franklin Barreto (R) 2B
8. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
9. Adam Rosales (R) SS
Daniel Gossett

Chicago White Sox:
1. Alen Hanson (S) CF
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
6. Matt Davidson (R) DH
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Kevan Smith (R) C
9. Yolmer Sanchez (S) 2B
James Shields -- RHP