A's-Yankees stat pack

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A's-Yankees stat pack

The Yankees have made the Coliseum their own, winning 9 straight and 13 of the last 14. (The 9-game road winning streak by the Yankees vs the A's is their longest vs Athletics since winning 10-in-a-row at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium from August 31, 1955 thru September 11, 1956.)

Longest Winning Streaks at ColiseumOpposing Teams
1976-1979 Baltimore Orioles -- 13
1978-1979 Minnesota Twins -- 9
2010-Present New York Yankees -- 9
1971-1972 Baltimore Orioles -- 8
2007-2008 Seattle Mariners -- 8

Yankees vs AthleticsLast 14 Meetings at Coliseum NYY OAK
Wins 13 1
Runs 76 26
Avg .258 .184
HR 20 11
ERA 1.80 5.00

The only A's win in the last 14 was the Dallas Braden "Get off my mound" game on April 22, 2010.Best Records in Majors since June 12th
Yankees -- 22-9 (.710)
Athletics -- 21-9 (.700)
Rangers -- 20-10 (.667)
Tigers -- 20-12 (.625)
Best stretch of 30 Games since AugSept, 2006 (21-9)

The Athletics have six walkoff wins over their last 12 home games. The last major-league team with six walkoff victories in a span of 12 home games was Oakland itself, in MayJune 2004.Most Walk-Off Home Runs in a SeasonOakland History
2004 -- 6
1970 -- 5
1978 -- 5
1986 -- 5
2002 -- 5
2012 -- 5

Oakland HistoryWalk-Off Home Runs by Shortstops
Miguel Tejada 912002 vs MIN (Win 18 of Streak)
Miguel Tejada 4222003 vs DET
Miguel Tejada 812003 vs NYY
Bobby Crosby 9302004 vs SEA
Brandon Hicks 7182012 vs TEX

A.J. Griffin has started his career by making 4 straight Quality Starts.Oakland HistoryMost Consecutive Quality Starts to begin Career
Dave Hamilton (1972) -- 5
John Henry Johnson (1979) -- 5
Rich Harden (2003) -- 4
Vin Mazzaro (2009) -- 4
A.J. Griffin (2012) -- 4

This SeasonMost Home Runs by Player on New Team
Josh Willingham (MIN) -- 23
Josh Reddick (OAK) -- 21
Carlos Beltran (STL) -- 20
Jason Kubel (AZ) -- 17
Albert Pujols (LAA) -- 17
The Yankees have scored 3 or more runs in a single-season franchise record 42 consecutive games.Most Consecutive Games Scoring 3 Runs or More in Live Ball Era (Since 1920) Single Season
1994 Cleveland Indians -- 48
2012 New York Yankees -- 42
1930 Philadelphia Athletics -- 41
1996 Seattle Mariners -- 39
1930 Chicago Cubs -- 39
The Yankees have hit 146 HR in their first 91 games of the season, the most the Bombers have ever hit thru 91 games.Most Home RunsFirst 91 Games of Season
2000 St. Louis Cardinals -- 157
2005 Texas Rangers -- 156
1999 Seattle Mariners -- 155
2000 Toronto Blue Jays -- 152
2012 New York Yankees -- 146

Freddy GarciaCareer vs Athletics
22 Starts
7-7 Record
5.22 ERA
.255 Opp Avg
21 Home Runs
4th Highest All-Time vs Oakland (min 100 IP)

Highest All-Time ERA vs Oakland (min 100 IP)
Darren Oliver -- 6.79
Bobby Witt -- 6.07
Dan Petry -- 5.31
Freddy Garcia -- 5.22
Jon Garland -- 5.18

Robinson Cano has a 21-game hitting streak:Longest Hitting Streaks This Season
Michael Brantley (CLE) -- 22
Robinson Cano (NYY) -- 21
Adam Jones (BAL) -- 20
Angel Pagan (SF) -- 20
Pablo Sandoval (SF) -- 20
Active

Robinson CanoAvg vs Pitch Type During Hitting Streak
Curve -- .324
Fastball -- .316
Change -- .286
Slider -- .280
Mark TeixeiraFirst Series in Oakland in May
.571 Average
8 for 14
3 Home Runs
3 Doubles
8 RBI
Last 17 Games in Oakland: .313, 9 HR, 21 RBI

The 600 Home Run Club
Barry Bonds -- 762
Hank Aaron -- 755
Babe Ruth -- 714
Willie Mays -- 660
Alex Rodriguez -- 643
Ken Griffey -- 630
Sammy Sosa -- 609
Jim Thome -- 609

A's use three solo shots to avoid sweep vs Mets

A's use three solo shots to avoid sweep vs Mets

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK — Rookie Matt Chapman quickly atoned for a baserunning blunder by hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that sent the Oakland Athletics over the Mets 3-2 Sunday, ending New York's four-game winning streak.

With the July 31 trade deadline nearing and far back in the NL wild-card race, the Mets now start a 10-game trip, and there's no telling whether veterans such as Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda will remain on the team when it returns to Citi Field.

Marcus Semien and Khris Davis also homered for Oakland, helping Bob Melvin post his 999th victory as a big league manager. Semien connected on the sixth pitch of the game, and Davis hit his 28th home run in the fourth.

Michael Conforto hit his 19th homer of the season and fifth of the Mets' 6-4 homestand that followed the All-Star break.

Oakland led 2-1 when Chapman opened the fifth with a double and moved up on a wild pitch by Rafael Montero (1-7). But with no outs, Chapman wandered too far from third base and was picked off by catcher Rene Rivera.

After the Mets tied it on an RBI grounder by Jose Reyes, Chapman launched a drive with two outs in the seventh. Chapman showed pop in the minors, and has homered four times since making his major league debut last month, including a drive Saturday night.

The Athletics made another mistake on the bases in the ninth when Jed Lowrie tried to steal second — with pinch-runner Rajai Davis already there, resulting in an out.

Rookie Daniel Gossett (2-5) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. He snagged a line drive by Curtis Granderson just above his head in the fifth, preserving Oakland's one-run lead.

Santiago Casilla, a possible trade target in the next two weeks, worked the ninth for his 16th save in 21 chances. After Wilmer Flores singled with one out, pinch-hitter Yoenis Cespedes hit a flyball that got fans hollering it might leave the park, but it was caught way short of the warning track.

The A's improved to 3-10 in interleague play, still the worst mark in the majors. The start of the game was delayed 61 minutes because of rain.

Despite the defeat, it was not a total loss for Montero. He was 0 for 28 at the plate in his major league career before lining a two-out single in the fifth. He broke into a big smile and the ball was thrown into the Mets dugout for safekeeping.

Montero then scampered to third when Conforto struck out on a wild pitch that bounced toward the New York bench. Granderson's bid for a tying hit was caught by the right-handed Gossett, who took off his glove, rotated his left shoulder to work out a kink, spit, tilted his hat and shook his head as he slowly walked off the mound.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: Righty reliever Ryan Dull (strained knee) could rejoin the A's for the finale of the upcoming four-game series in Toronto. ... 1B Ryon Healy didn't start for the second straight game after getting hit in the head by a bad hop Friday.

Mets: Cespedes and INF Asdrubal Cabrera didn't start, with manager Terry Collins saying the veterans told him they could use a day off.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Chris Smith (0-0, 2.77 ERA) starts in Toronto vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (5-5, 6.15). Smith made his first major league start earlier this month at age 36.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (11-3, 3.37) has won seven straight starts. He has a 1.51 ERA in that span, striking out 50 and walking 10. He'll face Padres LHP Clayton Richard (5-10, 5.35).

A's blow five-run lead, watch Mets walk off with victory

A's blow five-run lead, watch Mets walk off with victory

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda delivered a tying single with two outs in the eighth off left-hander Daniel CoulombeJay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the sixth to begin New York's comeback, and Jose Reyes tripled twice.

Flores connected on a 96 mph fastball from Simon Castro (0-1), sending a line drive to left field for the second game-ending homer of his career. That sent a frenzied crowd of 39,629 home happy - hours after fans lined up early in the heat outside Citi Field to get their Noah Syndergaard as Thor bobbleheads.

Matt Joyce hit a leadoff home run and Matt Chapman added a prodigious shot for Oakland, which scored four in the first off struggling Mets starter Zack Wheeler.

Sean Manaea took a shutout into the sixth but then wilted after throwing a career-high 115 pitches Sunday in his previous start, a win against Cleveland.

Hansel Robles (6-1) tossed a hitless inning to win for the second straight day.

MAN ON THE MOVE:
With Mets second baseman Neil Walker nearing a return from the disabled list, perhaps Monday in San Diego, Asdrubal Cabrera made his first major league start at third and played flawless defense after working out at the position once. Cabrera's only previous appearance at the hot corner came during his rookie season in 2007 with Cleveland. "He's a middle infielder who's going to play third base. Got great hands, great arm. He'll be fine," manager Terry Collins said. Cabrera initially balked at shifting from shortstop to second when he came off the DL about a month ago.

TRAINER'S ROOM:
Athletics: Ryon Healy had a pinch-hit single after getting hit near the left temple by a bad-hop grounder Friday night. Healy went through the concussion protocol and was cleared, manager Bob Melvin said. ... Melvin said he would have news after the game regarding RHP Jharel Cotton, on the DL since July 4 with a blister on his right thumb. Cotton threw a bullpen Friday. Oakland needs a starter for Monday night at Toronto. ... INF-OF Chad Pinder (strained left hamstring) homered Friday on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville and could come off the DL when Oakland begins a homestand next weekend. "That's kind of the target area," Melvin said.

Mets: Walker (left hamstring) went 1 for 3 with Triple-A Las Vegas at Memphis in the first game of rehab assignment. The switch-hitter has been on the DL since June 15. ... LHP Josh Smoker threw a scoreless sixth in his first outing since coming off the disabled list Thursday. Smoker had been sidelined since June 14 with a strained left shoulder.

UP NEXT:
Oakland rookie right-hander Daniel Gossett (1-5, 5.79 ERA) makes his eighth career start in Sunday's series finale against RHP Rafael Montero (1-6, 5.40). Gossett has given up 10 homers in 37 1/3 innings after yielding only four in 60 2/3 innings at Triple-A.