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A's-Twins stat pack
September 10, 2013, 11:00 am
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Jarrod Parker is 9-0 with a 2.59 ERA in his last 18 starts; he hasn't lost since May 22. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: Twins-A’s coverage kicks off tonight at 4:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California

The A's begin a three-game series in Minnesota Tuesday night. Get the in-depth statistics behind the series with our stat pack.

Athletics Last 14 Games
Record             11-3
Run Diff           +32
Team Avg         .303
Runs/Game      5.6
Home Runs       21
Starters ERA      2.55
Saves/Opps      9/11*
*Saves: Balfour-5, Anderson -3, Doolittle -1

Most Home Runs Since August 6th
Athletics        46
Orioles          44
Twins            40
Red Sox         40
Nationals       38

Yoenis Cespedes in September
Games                     8
Avg                     .406
Slug%                  .594
HR                           2
RBI                          4
Multi-Hit Games     6
*Raised Avg from .226 to .238

A.L. Leading Hitters in September
Mike Trout               LAA      .467
Will Middlebrooks    BOS      .464
Jose Altuve              HOU    .450
Trevor Plouffe          MIN    .441
Yoenis Cespedes     OAK    .406

Oakland History: Most Doubles in a Season
Jason Giambi          2001    47
Eric Chavez            2001    43
Miguel Tejada        2003    42
Jed Lowrie              2013    42
Jason Giambi          1997    41
Ben Grieve              1998    41

Brandon Moss was called up last season on June 6th
Most Home Run since June 6, 2012 by Left-Handed Hitter
Chris Davis             BAL       72
Adam Dunn            CHW     54
Pedro Alvarez         PIT       54
Jay Bruce                CIN       51
Robinson Cano       NYY     51
Brandon Moss        OAK     47

Since he was moved to the 2-hole in the lineup on Aug 27th, Josh Donaldson has found success hitting in the 2nd spot in the order
Josh Donaldson this season Hitting 2nd
Games            11*
AVG              .349
HR                 2
Doubles         7
Triples           1
RBI                7
OPS              1.081
*A's Record: 8-3

[RELATED: Game 1 lineups: Donaldson returns]

Jarrod Parker Comparison
               2012       2013
Starts        29           28
Rec         13-8       11-6
ERA         3.47        3.57
WHIP       1.26       1.19
IP            181.1    176.1
HR            11         19
K's           140       122

Jarrod Parker Last 18 Starts
Record              9-0
ERA                  2.59
Opp Avg          .205
WHIP                0.99
Quality Starts    16

Athletics History Since 1916: Most Consecutive Starts without a Loss
Lefty Grove          1931        21
Jarrod Parker       2013        18
Catfish Hunter    1973        17
Dan Haren          2007        16
Chuck Dobson    1971        15

The last time the A's played the Twins was August 22, 2012. The Twins starting pitcher that day: Liam Hendriks.
383 days later the A's play the Twins again. The Twins starting pitcher: Liam Hendriks.

Major League Leaders since A's last played Twins (8/22/12)
AVG             Miguel Cabrera        .350
HR                  Chris Davis            61
RBI               Miguel Cabrera        167
Wins              Max Scherzer         22
ERA              Clayton Kershaw     1.80
Team Wins        Athletics             110

Liam Hendriks has made 6 starts this season - all on the road.

Liam Hendriks Career as Starting Pitcher
                  Home        Road
Starts           11             15
Rec             0-6           2-6
ERA            4.64          6.50
Opp Avg     .286         .323
WHIP          1.39          1.66
HR                14            12

Josh Willingham Last Season vs Athletics
Games             9
AVG              .382
HR                   5
Doubles           2
RBI                 14*
Slug%            .882
*4 Multi-RBI Games

Most Home Runs - A.L. 2B
Robinson Cano        NYY        26
Brian Dozier            MIN        17
Jason Kipnis            CLE        17
Nick Franklin           SEA        12

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