Josh Reddick


BALTIMORE – He’d been away from the big league club for roughly two months, but Pat Venditte got reintroduced to the emotional knockout punches that A’s losses can deliver.


Programming note: A’s-Orioles coverage starts today at 3:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on CSN California.


OAKLAND – Josh Reddick was scratched from the A’s lineup Tuesday with more lower back tightness, the same issue that forced him from Sunday’s game.


OAKLAND – After lining the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th Sunday, Mark Canha wound up on the receiving end of some pretty hard contact too.