Billy Butler on Wednesday apologized for his role in a clubhouse fight with A's teammate Danny Valencia, calling the incident "something that could have been prevented on both sides."
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Kendall Graveman pitched into the seventh inning to become Oakland's first 10-game winner this season, and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Wednesday to win the series.
Jimmie Foxx excelled on a struggling squad
Foxx hit .346 in 1935, finishing tied for the MLB lead with 36 home runs. He also led the major leagues in slugging (.636) and led the AL in OPS (1.096). Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Athletics finished 58-91, the worst record in the AL and second-worst in the majors. Great players on bad teams
Lineup: Athletics (54-72) vs. Indians (72-52)
- 1. Jake Smolinski, CF (R)
- 2. Danny Valencia, RF (R)
- 3. Stephen Vogt, C (L)
- 4. Khris Davis, DH (R)
- 5. Yonder Alonso, 1B (L)
- 6. Ryon Healy, 3B (R)
- 7. Brett Eibner, LF (R)
- 8. Max Muncy, 2B (L)
- 9. Chad Pinder, SS (R)
- SP: Kendall Graveman, RHP Daily lineups
Khris Davis providing big power to A's
Davis hit his 33rd home run of the season on Tuesday. That's the most by an Athletics player in a single year since Jack Cust in 2008 (also 33), ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Justin Ruggiano isn't known for hitting long home runs, but he did just that against the Cardinals. Meanwhile, notable sluggers like Chris and Khris Davis also went deep on Tuesday.
Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Athletics @ Cardinals
Busch Stadium - Fri 8/26