A's-Red Sox stat pack

Parker, Lackey kick off series in battle of AL titans

A's-Red Sox stat pack
July 12, 2013, 11:45 am
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David Ortiz has more hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, and runs scored than any designated hitter in the history of the game. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: A’s-Red Sox coverage gets underway tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California

The A's and Red Sox wrap up the first half of the season with a three-game set at the Coliseum. Get the series' in-depth numbers with our stat pack:

Red Sox/A's Tale of the Tape
                         BOS        OAK
Record            57-37    54-38
Win%                .606       .587
AVG                 .279       .247
Runs/Game       5.2         4.6
HR                     98          95
ERA                  3.95      3.68
Saves                 19         26
Blown Saves       14         10

Last season the A's won all six games against the Red Sox played at the Coliseum. In Oakland, the A's have defeated the Red Sox six straight, 11 of the last 13, and 16 of the last 20.

Red Sox vs A's in Oakland since May 23, 2008
                         BOS      OAK
WIns                    4         16
Runs/Game        2.7       5.5
AVG                  .214     .266
HR                      14        23
Starters ERA      6.80     2.77
*A's are 8-17 at Fenway over same time period

Oakland Athletics this season
First 20 Home Games:    10-10
Last 22 Home Games:    18-4
Overall: 28-14 Record-Best in A.L.

Jarrod Parker season breakdown
                  First 7 Starts        Last 11 Starts
Record             1-5                      5-1
ERA                 7.34                     2.48
Opp Avg         .345                     .181
WHIP               1.98                     0.89
Quality Starts     2                        10

Lowest ERA in American League since May 11
Bartolo Colon      OAK    1.71
Jarrod Parker       OAK    2.48
Chris Sale            CHW    2.48
Felix Doubront    BOS    2.70
Max Scherzer      DET    2.71
John Lackey        BOS    2.79

Jarrod Parker opponent average against:
                  Pre May 11    Since May 11
Fastball         .380                .206
Slider            .313                .159
Change         .257                .133

Yoenis Cespedes last 16 games
AVG            .175
HR                0
Doubles        1
RBI                2
Walks            4
Strikeouts    16

Cespedes has not hit a Home Run at the Coliseum since May 19 vs the Royals:
*17 home games without a home run
*2nd longest homerless streak of career (21 games)

Brandon Moss has come to the plate the exact amount this season as last season:

Brandon Moss
                    Last Season       This Season
Games               84                     84
PA's                  296                  296
AVG                 .291                  .233
HR                     21                     16
RBI                    52                     44
X-Base Hits       39                     27
BB/K's             26/90               28/92
OPS                 .954                  .784

John Lackey is gaining velocity on his fastball
Average fastball velocity last five starts:
June 15 at Bal       Win        91.1
June 20 at Det      ND         91.6
June 26 vs Col      Win        92.5
July 2 vs SD          Win        92.4
July 7 at LAA        Loss       93.4

John Lackey career vs. Athletics
Starts             33
Rec                18-6*
ERA               2.91
Opp Avg        .235
WHIP             1.16
CG/SHO        2/1
*Best all-time win percentage against Oakland (min 25 Starts)

Best all-time win percentage against Oakland (min 25 Starts)
John Lackey           18-6     .750
Kenny Rogers        21-8     .724
Ron Guidry            18-7     .720
Felix Hernandez    15-6     .714
Ervin Santana        14-6     .700

Lowest Career WHIP Opposing Pitcher at Coliseum (min 100 IP)
Fergie Jenkins        0.92
Dave Stieb            1.02
John Lackey            1.08
Felix Hernandez        1.09
Mike Flanagan        1.10

Red Sox offense American League ranks
492 Runs                 1st
912 Hits                  1st
211 Doubles            1st
24 Triples                1st
333 X-Base Hits      1st
352 Walks               1st
.449 Slug%              1st
.353 OB%                1st
.279 AVG                2nd
70 Steals                2nd
98 HR                     9th

David Ortiz all-time DH ranks
Games      1,565        2nd*
Hits          1,690        1st
HR            370           1st
RBI           1,209        1st
Runs        1,020        1st
Doubles    432          1st
Slug%        .559         1st
*1st: Harold Baines -- 1,643

Jacoby Ellsbury 19-game hitting streak
AVG            .413
H-AB           33-80
HR               2
Doubles      7
RBI              11
OPS             1.042
*Longest Active Hit Streak in Majors

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