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2016 Schedule
22-29, 4th in AL West
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A's fall two spots in rankings

Oakland drops to No. 26 this week according to ESPN's expert panel. A somewhat upbeat 3-3 week ended with the uncertainty of LHP Rich Hill's health. Week 8 Power Rankings

Butler propels A's past Tigers (0:41)
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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

Stats & Info

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.

Stats & Info

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.

On this date: Rickey Henderson sets stolen base record (1:02)
Davis pads A's lead with three-run blast (0:32)
Butler absolutely crushes first home run of season (0:20)
Stats & Info

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.

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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?

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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)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24717th
On Base Percentage.29627th
Slugging Percentage.39021st
Earned Run Average4.7627th
Quality Starts21Tied-18th

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