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A's-Rangers stat pack
May 20, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Yoenis Cespedes has shown a flair for the dramatic with his late-game home runs this season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

On Sunday, Yoenis Cespedes hit his fifthth career homer that tied or gave the A's the lead in the 8th inning or later.

Most Go-Ahead/Game-Tying HRs in 8th or Later Last 2 Seasons
Billy Butler                    KC              7
Adam Jones                      BAL             7
Yoenis Cespedes OAK     5
Hunter Pence            PHI/SF  5

Best Records this season vs own Division
Braves          vs NL East              11-4    .733
Rangers         vs AL West              16-6    .727
Athletics               vs AL West              15-7    .682
Yankees vs AL East              12-6    .667
Cardinals       vs NL Central   15-8    .652

Last week the Rangers took 2 of 3 in Oakland
                        TEX             OAK
Wins            2               1
Runs            13              12
Hits                    24              24
HR                      5               2
Steals          4               0

Mitch Moreland had 3 Home Runs for the Rangers in the 3 game series including a Multi-HR game, his 3rd career 2-HR game vs the A's since coming up in 2010.

Most Multi-HR Games vs A's
Since 2010
Mitch Moreland          3
Miguel Cabrera          2
Kendrys Morales         2

Mitch Moreland This Season
                        First 18 Games  Last 26 Games
AVG                     .164                    .367
HR                              3                               7*
RBI                             6                               18
OB%                     .230                    .411
Slug%                   .345                    .704
*All Since May 5th - Most in A.L.

The A's starting pitching on the homestand was more like we're used too:
A's Starting Pitchers
on Homestand
Starts                  6
Rec                             2-1
ERA                     3.22*
Opp Avg                 .227
IP/Start                        6.0
Quality Starts  5
*5.17 Starter's ERA coming into Homestand

The A's Bullpen was light's out vs Kansas City:
Games                   3
Innings                 8.0
Runs                    0
Hits                            5
Walks                   2
Saves/Opps              3/3

Lowest Bullpen ERA in A.L.
Athletics                       2.88
Indians                 3.03
Royals                  3.07
Twins                   3.24
Rangers                 3.24

Bartolo Colon has 18 career wins vs Texas (tied 4th most all-time), however only 1 of those wins have come since 2007.

Bartolo Colon This Season
                        First 4 Starts          Last 4 Starts
Record                  3-0                             0-2
ERA                     2.42                    7.17
Opp Avg                 .235                    .314
HR                              2                               5
Walks                   1                               1
Strikeouts              17                              10
Quality Starts  4                               1

3rd Baseman Comparison
                                Josh                    Adrian
                                Donaldson               Beltre
Games                   44                              44
AVG                     .317                    .291
HR                              6                               9
RBI                             27                              28
Doubles                 15                              11
OPS                     .919                    .849

Josh Lindblom is scheduled to make his Rangers debut and his first ever Major League start. Lindblom pitched in relief for both the Dodgers and the Phillies the last 2 seasons.

Josh Lindblom
Major League Career (2011-12)
Games                   101
Starts                  0
Rec                             4-5
ERA                     3.31
WHIP                    1.26
Opp Avg                 .227
K/ 9 IP                 8.76

Happy Birthday to Adam Rosales who turns 30 today.

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