March 30, 2011A'S PAGE A'S VIDEO
OAKLAND -- The Oakland As optioned right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross, catcher Josh Donaldson and infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today.
The As also selected the contract of infielder Andy LaRoche from Sacramento. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for LaRoche, the As placed infielder Adam Rosales on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to March 22 with a fractured right foot.
The As also placed right-handed pitchers Andrew Bailey and Rich Harden on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22. Bailey has a strained right forearm and Harden has a strained right shoulder.
The As reassigned their remaining two non-roster invitees -- infielder Wes Timmons and outfielder Matt Carson -- to their minor league camp.
Courtesy Oakland Athletics media services.
The Dodgers won an NL-best 50th game on Saturday night.
At the same time, the Giants lost an NL-worst 50th game.
At 50-26, the Dodgers have a .658 winning percentage, while the Giants own a 27-50 record and a .351 winning percentage.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the .307 differential in winning percentage is the largest gap the Dodgers have ever held over the Giants through a minimum of 70 games.
In fact, it's the first time ever that the Dodgers have had a winning percentage differential of at least .300 over the Giants.
The two franchises go all the way back to 1890 when they got their start in New York. That's 127 years of history.
While it's a first for the Dodgers, the Giants have had a .300 winning percent differential over the Dodgers four times in history, but it's been a while. According to Elias, it happened in 1904, 1905, 1908 and 1912.
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A day after hitting his first major league home run from the seventh spot, Franklin Barreto moves up five spots in Sunday's lineup.
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Franklin Barreto (R) 2B
3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
4. Khris Davis (R) DH
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Josh Phegley (R) C
7. Matt Olson (L) RF
8. Adam Rosales (R) SS
9. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
Sonny Gray -- RHP
Chicago White Sox:
1. Alen Hanson (S) 2B
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) DH
6. Matt Davidson (R) 3B
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Omar Narvaez (L) C
9. Adam Engel (R) CF
Derek Holland -- LHP