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20-24, 4th in AL West
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Revisiting preseason questions: Athletics

In mid-February, we wondered if Oakland could rebound from an ugly defensive season in 2016. So far, the A's are on pace to post similar, if not worse, numbers.

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Moreland's 2-run homer pads Boston's lead (0:27)

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A's 2B Chad Pinder slugs a 389-footer just out of the park during Sunday's matchup against the Red Sox.

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Two Oakland players were atop the home-run list on Saturday by blasting balls more than 450 feet. Chad Pinder's 483-foot bomb was the longest homer hit in the MLB so far this season.

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A's hit 1,372 feet of homers in fifth inning (0:42)
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A's hit 4 home runs to beat Red Sox for 3rd straight win

Chad Pinder hit a monster home run and Khris Davis and Mark Canha also connected in the fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics cleared the fences four times in all to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.

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The Athletics hit their 3 longest HR of 2017 in the bottom of the 5th inning Saturday against the Red Sox.

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Pinder smashes longest homer of season (0:38)

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Chad Pinder's 483-ft HR is the longest by an Athletics player since ESPN began tracking HR in 2009. The Athletics have said they believe it's only the 3rd HR hit into the plaza reserve, joining Mark McGwire in 1996 and Larry Walker in 1999. McGwire (583) and Walker (383) combined for 966 major-league home runs. Pinder now has 5

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He's gone yard only twice this season, but Mark Canha has made both count. Three days after providing the final margin of victory with a three-run shot in the ninth, Canha's 10th-inning shot carried the A's over the Red Sox.

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Kris Bryant's rocket to dead center never reached 70 feet in the air, but it was still the longest in MLB on Thursday. Yasiel Puig wasn't too far behind, while John Jaso, Chad Pinder and Seth Smith round out the list.

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Alonso (knee) out 2nd straight game for A's

Oakland A's first baseman Yonder Alonso sat out his second straight game Thursday with a sore left knee. Before the game, the slugger said he may miss Friday's game as well.

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Athletics 1B Yonder Alonso is not in Thursday's lineup vs. the Red Sox after banging his knee during Wednesday's game.

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Mark Canha went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored in his first-ever start in CF in the A's 9-6 win vs. the Mariners on Tuesday. Since the franchise moved to Oakland in 1968, the only other A's player with multiple hits, runs and RBIs in his first start in CF was Dave Henderson in 1988. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Hitters on the rise: Yonder Alonso

Hitters are supposed to peak in their mid-to-late 20s, right? Yet here's Alonso, breaking out at age 30.

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Yosmany Tomas' three-run home run against the Mets on Monday was not only his seventh home run this season, but it was also the second-longest of his career.

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A's LF Khris Davis slammed one deep to center Monday night vs. the Mariners in Seattle. The 431-footer ties for his longest of the season.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4021st
Quality Starts21Tied-9th
WHIP1.2911th
BAA.2429th
Runs17626th
Batting Average.23725th
On Base Percentage.30626th
Slugging Percentage.42311th

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