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Mengden on a roll

Daniel Mengden pitched seven shutout innings and didn't allow a walk in the Athletics' win over the Tigers on Wednesday. Mengden has pitched at least seven innings without allowing a run or a walk in each of his last two starts. The only other pitchers in A's history to do that were Chief Bender (1911), Catfish Hunter (1974), Bartolo Colon (2013) and Sean Manaea (2016). Two other pitchers have not allowed a run or walk in at least seven innings in consecutive starts this season: Corey Kluber and Robbie Ray. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Shades of The Big Hurt from Matt Olson

Olson just keeps going yard, running his streak to five games on Tuesday. That's the longest streak by an Athletic since a 38-year-old Frank Thomas hit a homer in six straight games in September of 2006.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

It was a tight race at the top, with Kyle Schwarber's laser to right-center narrowly edging out Hunter Pence and Justin Upton. Oakland's Matt Chapman and Tampa Bay's Brad Miller round out the group.

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Olson keeps rolling

Athletics rookie Matt Olson homered for the 14th time in his last 20 games in Monday's win vs. the Tigers. Olson is part of a historic rookie class: There's already been more homers by rookies this season (708) than any other season in major league history.

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Athletics rookie Matt Olson became the 3rd rookie to hit 14 home runs in a 20-game span, joining Rudy York (1937 Tigers) and Mark McGwire (1987 Athletics).

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Athletics' Cotton (groin) scratched from start

Despite starting his warm-ups at the normal time, Oakland Athletics starter Jharel Cotton was a late scratch Monday night against the Detroit Tigers with a right groin strain.

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Gallo's bomb leads the way Sunday

Josh Donaldson hit a monster homer of his own Sunday, but it wasn't enough to wrest the top spot from Joey Gallo, who hit the third-longest homer in MLB this season. Tim Beckham, Yangervis Solarte and Matt Olson round out the top five.

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Power Rankings: Athletics see biggest jump

It's too little, too late for the A's, but last week's sweep of the Astros seems to have caught the eye of our panel. Daniel Mengden is among the bright spots of late.

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Red Sox 6, Athletics 2: Andrew Benintendi collected three hits to lead the Red Sox to a victory in the matinee rubber game of a three-game series at Fenway Park. A flurry of doubles -- Dustin Pedroia, Benintendi and Mitch Moreland -- led to two runs and gave the Red Sox a lead in the sixth inning. Boston tacked on three runs in the seventh. Drew Pomeranz allowed one run in six innings and improved to 16-5.

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Olson hits 2-run homer, A's beat Red Sox 7-3

Matt Olson hit a two-run homer, Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics rebounded for a 7-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox for their sixth win in seven games Wednesday night.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sign up on the "Green Monster" in between innings at Fenway Park.

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Can Fister keep rolling against Athletics?

Doug Fister enters Wednesday's game vs. Oakland with recent success, while A's starter Jharel Cotton has had his share of struggles. Matt Olson's power and Mookie Betts' patience are two things to keep an eye on offensively.

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Sorry, Moneyball

Comparing the longest win streaks in American League history, the Indians have been decidedly more dominant.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs70419th
Batting Average.24624th
On Base Percentage.32119th
Slugging Percentage.43710th
Earned Run Average4.7223rd
Quality Starts70Tied-11th
WHIP1.3716th
BAA.26220th

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