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Oakland Athletics (35-43)


Tue. 6/28 Wed. 6/29 Thu. 6/30 Fri. 7/1 Sat. 7/2
@ SF
W 13-11
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W 7-1
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Giants-A's preview

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In an effort to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of their Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants will buck 40 years of baseball tradition.

Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Thursday against the Oakland A's at the Oakland Coliseum, and he will bat in place of a designated hitter.

Bumgarner will become the first starting pitcher to bat intentionally in place of a designated hitter since Ken Brett did so twice for the Chicago White Sox in 1976. Since the DH rule was adopted by the AL in 1973, the only other pitchers knowingly penciled into the batting order in games at AL parks were the Rangers' Ferguson Jenkins in 1974 and the Athletics' Ken Holtzman in 1975, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Lowrie.293
HR: K. Davis19
RBI: K. Davis53
SB: B. Burns13
W: R. Hill8
ERA: K. Graveman4.84
Saves: R. Madson15
K: R. Hill74
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Texas 5129.638-
Houston 4237.5328.5
Seattle 3939.50011
Oakland 3543.44915
LA Angels 3247.40518.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (16)
Runs: 329 (20)
Hits: 676 (15)
Home Runs: 82 (20)
Stolen Bases: 34 (17)
OBP: .307 (25)
SLG: .402 (19)
Total Bases: 1070 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.63 (26)
Runs Allowed: 375 (22)
Saves: 21 (15)
Strikeouts: 580 (20)
OpBA: .272 (27)
OBP: .335 (23)
SLG: .439 (22)
Run Support: 4.30 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/30 D. Coulombe Called Up from Minors
6/30 S. Doolittle Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left shoulder)
6/30 Z. Neal Sent to Minors
6/30 A. Triggs Called Up from Minors
6/29 A. Alcántara Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/14 S. Manaea off 15-day DL
6/4 C. Crisp Heel (day-to-day)
6/4 K. Davis Left game - left elbow (day-to-day)
5/30 R. Hill Strained left groin (on 15-day DL)
5/21 S. Gray off 15-day DL
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