Billy Butler delivered a pinch hit, two-run single in the sixth and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
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Senzel still looks like No. 6 pick
In his latest mock draft, Keith Law still has the Athletics selecting Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel with the No. 6 overall pick. Oakland is believed to be targeting college bats but might consider a high school pitcher as well. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)
Lineup: Athletics (21-29) vs. Tigers (24-24)
- 1. Coco Crisp, LF (S)
- 2. Jed Lowrie, 2B (S)
- 3. Stephen Vogt, C (L)
- 4. Danny Valencia, 3B (R)
- 5. Khris Davis, DH (R)
- 6. Yonder Alonso, 1B (L)
- 7. Marcus Semien, SS (R)
- 8. Chris Coghlan, RF (L)
- 9. Billy Burns, CF (S)
- SP: Rich Hill, LHP Daily notes
Danny Valencia hits a suite home run
Valencia's 451-foot solo shot off Tigers starter Matt Boyd on Saturday nearly hit the suites in center field. The homer was the second longest of his career, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Saturday's longest home runs
A pair of Athletics had big blasts on Saturday, as Danny Valencia's 451-foot home run led the way while Billy Butler's 443-foot bomb -- his first HR of the season -- ranked third.
Billy Butler and Khris Davis each homered and drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak.
Billy Butler breaks out the boomstick
Butler's solo shot off Tigers starter Matt Boyd on Saturday traveled 443 feet, his longest since Sept. 16 of last year, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Bad luck a factor for Chris Coghlan?
Coghlan has suffered a massive OPS decline this season. Is his poor performance for real or is bad luck a factor? FiveThirtyEight has the answer. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?
Expect Gray to turn things around
Although many will attribute Sonny Gray's struggles this season to the shoulder injury that sent him to the DL, bad luck has been a factor as well. Baseball Info Solutions expects the 26-year-old to bounce back when he's healthy again. Pitchers who will rebound (Insider)
Nick Castellanos homered and Cameron Maybin doubled in a run, giving rookie Michael Fulmer more than enough support in the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Athletics vs Twins
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