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

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's skid-snapping win over White Sox

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's skid-snapping win over White Sox

BOX SCORE

The A’s six-game road trip got off to a promising start Friday as they try to reverse their fortunes away from Oakland.

Jharel Cotton shined over five innings before leaving because of a blister on his right hand, and the bullpen took care of things from there to complete a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Considering the A’s came in just 9-25 on the road so far, this was the rare occurrence of them taking control early and staying in control while wearing the road grays. Now the A’s just hope the victory didn’t come with a steep price.

In addition to Cotton (5-7) leaving after a blister opened up on his right thumb, shortstop Chad Pinder left with a strained left hamstring. The severity of that injury wasn’t immediately known.

Here’s five things you need to know from the opener of this three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field:

-- Davis hits No. 19: Khris Davis gave Cotton some early cushion with a two-run homer off Mike Pelfrey (3-6) to center field in the first. It was Davis’ team-leading 19th long ball, but just his third in 22 games this month.

-- Another solid outing for rookie: Coming off a strong 6 1/3-inning outing against the New York Yankees, Cotton again looked in control Friday before having to leave. The right-hander held the Sox to three hits over his five innings, striking out three and walking one. It’s unknown whether the blister will affect his availability for his next start, but the A’s learned with Rich Hill last season how nagging a blister can be for a starter.

-- Ninth-inning nerves: The final score didn’t indicate how tense things got for Oakland in the ninth. Closer Santiago Casilla gave up two singles to start the inning. After Avisail Garcia flied out, Todd Frazier hit a pop up behind first. Yonder Alonso couldn’t haul it in and the ball dropped, but Alonso alertly threw to second to get a force out. Then Matt Davidson sent a deep fly ball to center that Jaycob Brugman hauled in at the warning track.

--- Joyce powers up: In the fifth, Matt Joyce lit into a 3-2 pitch from Pelfrey and homered to center field to put the A’s ahead 3-0. It was the ninth homer for Joyce, who continues to provide some of the spark the A’s are looking for in the leadoff spot.

-- A double ejection: : White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and manager Rick Renteria both were ejected for arguing a fifth-inning play after Anderson hit a dribbler near home plate that surprised him by being called fair.

A's lineup: Young faces throughout as Athletics start series vs White Sox

A's lineup: Young faces throughout as Athletics start series vs White Sox

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The latest A's youth movement embarks on its first road trip when they visit the south side of Chicago and the White Sox. Manager Bob Melvin has issued his lineup for Game 1 of the series.

Chicago White Sox:
1. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
2. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
3. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
4. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
5. Matt Davidson (R) DH
6. Tim Anderson (R) SS
7. Yolmer Sanchez (S) 2B
8. Kevan Smith (R) C
9. Adam Engel (R) CF
RHP -- Mike Pelfrey 

Oakland A's:
1. Matt Joyce (L) LF
2. Matt Olson (L) RF
3. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
4. Khris Davis (R) DH
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
7. Chad Pinder (R) SS
8. Bruce Maxwell (L) C
9. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
RHP -- Jharel Cotton