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2007 Oakland Athletics season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2007 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Lewis Wolff
General manager(s)Billy Beane
Manager(s)Bob Geren
Local televisionFSN Bay Area
KICU (Action 36)
Local radioKYCY
KNTS
KFRC-FM
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The Oakland Athletics' 2007 season was their first since 2004 in which they defended a title. The A's were without Frank Thomas (Toronto) and ace Barry Zito (San Francisco), both players who the A's lost to free agency. They filled the space left by Frank Thomas by signing free agent catcher Mike Piazza to a one-year contract worth $8.5 million to be the team's designated hitter. They were also without Ken Macha, their former manager who was fired after 4 seasons with the team and replaced by Bob Geren, as well as third-base coach Ron Washington, who accepted the managerial position of the Texas Rangers. It was their first losing season since 1998.

Offseason

  • December 6, 2006: Alan Embree was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[1]
  • December 7, 2006: Jared Burton was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds from the Oakland Athletics in the 2006 rule 5 draft.[2]
  • February 5, 2007: Ricky Ledée signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 94 68 0.580 54–27 40–41
Seattle Mariners 88 74 0.543 6 49–33 39–41
Oakland Athletics 76 86 0.469 18 40–41 36–45
Texas Rangers 75 87 0.463 19 47–34 28–53


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 6–12 5–3 3–4 1–5 7–0 3–7 0–7 9–9 4–4 2–7 11–7 4–6 8–10 6–12
Boston 12–6 7–1 5–2 3–4 3–3 6–4 4–3 8–10 4–4 4–5 13–5 6–4 9–9 12–6
Chicago 3–5 1–7 7–11 11–7 12–6 5–4 9–9 4–6 4–5 1–7 6–1 2–4 3–4 4–14
Cleveland 4–3 2–5 11–7 12–6 11–7 5–5 14–4 0–6 6–4 4–3 8–2 6–3 4–2 9–9
Detroit 5–1 4–3 7–11 6–12 11–7 3–5 12–6 4–4 4–6 6–4 3–4 5–4 4–3 14–4
Kansas City 0–7 3–3 6–12 7–11 7–11 5–2 9–9 1–9 6–4 3–6 4–3 5–4 3–4 10–8
Los Angeles 7–3 4–6 4–5 5–5 5–3 2–5 6–3 6–3 9–10 13–6 6–2 10–9 3–4 14–4
Minnesota 7–0 3–4 9–9 4–14 6–12 9–9 3–6 2–5 5–2 6–3 3–4 7–2 4–6 11–7
New York 9–9 10–8 6–4 6–0 4–4 9–1 3–6 5–2 2–4 5–5 10–8 5–1 10–8 10–8
Oakland 4–4 4–4 5–4 4–6 6–4 4–6 10–9 2–5 4–2 5–14 4–6 9–10 5–4 10–8
Seattle 7–2 5–4 7–1 3–4 4–6 6–3 6–13 3–6 5–5 14–5 4–3 11–8 4–5 9–9
Tampa Bay 7–11 5–13 1–6 2–8 4–3 3–4 2–6 4–3 8–10 6–4 3–4 5–4 9–9 7–11
Texas 6–4 4–6 4–2 3–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 2–7 1–5 10–9 8–11 4–5 5–5 11–7
Toronto 10–8 9–9 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–3 4–3 6–4 8–10 4–5 5–4 9–9 5–5 10–8


Transactions

Roster

2007 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

2007 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 2 @ Mariners 4 – 0 Hernández (1-0) Haren (0-1) 46,003 0-1
2 April 3 @ Mariners 8 – 4 Mateo (1-0) Calero (0-1) 25,287 0-2
3 April 4 @ Mariners 9 – 0 Harden (1-0) Batista (0-1) 22,816 1-2
4 April 5 @ Angels 4 – 3 Duchscherer (1-0) Rodríguez (0-1) Street (1) 39,234 2-2
5 April 6 @ Angels 5 – 2 Moseley (1-0) Kennedy (0-1) Rodríguez (3) 43,534 2-3
6 April 7 @ Angels 2 – 1 Lackey (2-0) Haren (0-2) Shields (1) 44,007 2-4
7 April 8 @ Angels 2 – 1 Blanton (1-0) Escobar (1-1) Street (2) 37,783 3-4
8 April 9 White Sox 4 – 1 Contreras (1-1) Harden (1-1) 35,077 3-5
9 April 10 White Sox 2 – 1 Street (1-0) Jenks (1-1) 15,153 4-5
10 April 11 White Sox 6 – 3 Aardsma (1-0) Street (1-1) Jenks (2) 19,130 4-6
11 April 13 Yankees 5 – 4 (11) Street (2-1) Bruney (0-1) 35,077 5-6
12 April 14 Yankees 4 – 3 (13) Bruney (1-1) DiNardo (0-1) 35,077 5-7
13 April 15 Yankees 5 – 4 Marshall (1-0) Rivera (1-1) 35,077 6-7
14 April 17 Angels 4 – 1 Gaudin (1-0) Weaver (0-1) Street (3) 20,174 7-7
15 April 18 Angels 3 – 0 Haren (1-2) Lackey (2-2) Street (4) 17,322 8-7
16 April 20 @ Rangers 16 – 4 Blanton (2-0) McCarthy (1-3) 29,782 9-7
17 April 21 @ Rangers 7 – 0 Loe (1-0) Kennedy (0-2) 42,945 9-8
18 April 22 @ Rangers 4 – 3 Eyre (1-0) Duchscherer (1-1) Otsuka (2) 37,002 9-9
19 April 23 @ Orioles 6 – 5 Haren (2-2) Bédard (3-2) Street (5) 13,862 10-9
20 April 24 @ Orioles 4 – 2 Braden (1-0) Guthrie (1-1) Street (6) 14,452 11-9
21 April 25 Mariners 2 – 0 Washburn (1-2) Blanton (2-1) 19,674 11-10
22 April 26 Mariners 4 – 2 Batista (2-2) Calero (0-2) Putz (2) 14,683 11-11
23 April 27 Devil Rays 4 – 1 Shields (2-0) Gaudin (1-1) Reyes (8) 15,388 11-12
24 April 28 Devil Rays 12 – 5 Haren (3-2) Fossum (2-2) 26,760 12-12
25 April 29 Devil Rays 5 – 3 Kazmir (2-1) Braden (1-1) Reyes (9) 23,827 12-13
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 @ Red Sox 5 – 4 (10) Duchscherer (2-1) Donnelly (0-1) Street (7) 37,052 13-13
27 May 2 @ Red Sox 6 – 4 Beckett (6-0) Marshall (1-1) Timlin (1) 37,006 13-14
28 May 4 @ Devil Rays 5 – 2 Duchscherer (3-1) Glover (0-2) Street (8) 11,546 14-14
29 May 5 @ Devil Rays 3 – 2 (12) Lugo (2-0) Marshall (1-2) 16,604 14-15
30 May 6 @ Devil Rays 5 – 3 Blanton (3-1) Jackson (0-5) Street (9) 16,880 15-15
31 May 8 @ Royals 6 – 1 Gaudin (2-1) de la Rosa (3-3) 10,989 16-15
32 May 9 @ Royals 3 – 2 Gobble (1-1) Duchscherer (3-2) Soria (6) 10,974 16-16
33 May 10 @ Royals 17 – 3 Kennedy (1-2) Hudson (0-1) 31,006 17-16
34 May 11 Indians 8 – 2 Blanton (4-1) Sabathia (5-1) 20,393 18-16
35 May 12 Indians 6 – 3 Carmona (4-1) Braden (1-2) Borowski (12) 22,705 18-17
36 May 13 Indians 10 – 7 Witasick (1-0) Borowski (0-1) 24,692 19-17
37 May 14 Royals 2 – 1 Gobble (2-1) Duchscherer (3-3) Soria (7) 12,477 19-18
38 May 15 Royals 5 – 4 (11) DiNardo (1-1) Soria (1-2) 14,966 20-18
39 May 16 Royals 4 – 3 Gobble (3-1) Calero (0-3) Riske (3) 16,242 20-19
40 May 17 Royals 7 – 4 Elarton (1-0) Braden (1-3) Soria (8) 21,037 20-20
41 May 18 Giants 15 – 3 Gaudin (3-1) Zito (3-5) 35,077 21-20
42 May 19 Giants 4 – 2 Haren (4-2) Cain (2-4) Embree (1) 35,077 22-20
43 May 20 Giants 4 – 1 Morris (5-1) Kennedy (1-3) 35,077 22-21
44 May 21 @ White Sox 8 – 5 Contreras (4-4) Blanton (4-2) Jenks (14) 35,327 22-22
45 May 22 @ White Sox 10 – 4 Danks (2-4) Lewis (0-1) 34,122 22-23
46 May 23 @ White Sox 4 – 0 Gaudin (4-1) Garland (3-3) 23-23
47 May 25 @ Orioles 3 - 2 Haren (5-2) Bédard (3-3) Embree (2) 30,382 24-23
48 May 26 @ Orioles 8 – 3 Burres (2-2) Kennedy (1-4) 29,194 24-24
49 May 27 @ Orioles 8 – 4 Cabrera (4-5) Blanton (4-3) 30,140 24-25
50 May 28 Rangers 5 – 3 Gaudin (5-1) Tejeda (4-5) Embree (3) 18,230 25-25
51 May 29 Rangers 4 – 0 Wood (1-1) DiNardo (1-2) Gagné (3) 18,006 25-26
52 May 30 Rangers 6 – 1 Haren (6-2) Koronka (0-2) 25,674 26-26
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 Twins 3 – 2 (10) Neshek (3-0) Calero (0-4) Nathan (12) 20,219 26-27
54 June 2 Twins 1 – 0 Blanton (5-3) Silva (3-6) 30,576 27-27
55 June 3 Twins 4 – 2 Gaudin (6-1) Santana (6-5) Embree (4) 25,388 28-27
56 June 4 Red Sox 5 – 4 (11) Castilla (1-0) Snyder (1-1) 28,177 28-27
57 June 5 Red Sox 2 – 0 DiNardo (2-2) Matsuzaka (7-3) Embree (5) 31,127 29-27
58 June 6 Red Sox 3 – 2 Kennedy (2-4) Wakefield (5-7) Casilla (1) 32,280 30-27
59 June 7 Red Sox 1 – 0 Schilling (6-2) Blanton (5-4) 31,211 30-28
60 June 8 @ Giants 5 – 3 (10) Calero (1-4) Hennessey (1-2) Embree (6) 42,427 31-28
61 June 9 @ Giants 6 – 0 Haren (7-2) Zito (6-6) 42,526 32-28
62 June 10 @ Giants 2 – 0 Casilla (2-0) Cain (2-6) 42,345 33-28
63 June 12 @ Astros 5 – 4 (11) Borkowski (1-0) Flores (0-1) 33,637 33-29
64 June 13 @ Astros 7 – 3 Blanton (6-4) Wheeler (0-3) 34,611 34-29
65 June 14 @ Astros 6 – 5 (11) Embree (1-0) Moehler (0-2) Casilla (2) 42,024 35-29
66 June 15 Cardinals 14 – 3 Haren (8-2) Looper (6-6) 24,241 36-29
67 June 16 Cardinals 15 – 6 Springer (2-0) DiNardo (2-3) 28,572 36-30
68 June 17 Cardinals 10 – 6 Springer (3-0) Lewis (0-2) 35,077 36-31
69 June 18 Reds 6 – 1 Blanton (7-4) Lohse (3-9) 16,466 37-31
70 June 19 Reds 5 – 2 Bailey (2-0) Gaudin (6-2) Weathers (14) 19,351 37-32
71 June 20 Reds 5 – 3 Haren (9-2) McBeth (1-1) Embree (8) 25,872 38-32
72 June 22 @ Mets 9 – 1 Glavine (6-5) DiNardo (2-4) 43,029 38-33
73 June 23 @ Mets 1 – 0 Wagner (1-0) Casilla (2-1) 52,920 38-34
74 June 24 @ Mets 10 – 2 Maine (8-4) Kennedy (2-5) 50,143 38-35
75 June 25 @ Indians 5 – 2 Sabathia (11-2) Gaudin (6-3) 17,737 38-36
76 June 26 @ Indians 8 – 5 Betancourt (1-0) Embree (1-1) 18,494 38-37
77 June 27 @ Indians 13 – 2 DiNardo (3-4) Carmona (8-4) 18,614 40-37
78 June 28 @ Indians 4 – 3 Byrd (7-3) Flores (0-2) Borowski (22) 22,921 40-38
79 June 29 @ Yankees 2 – 1 Mussina (4-5) Kennedy (2-6) Rivera (10) 52,622 40-39
80 June 30 @ Yankees 7 – 0 Gaudin (7-3) Igawa (2-2) 54,150 41-39
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 @ Yankees 11 – 5 Haren (10-2) Pettitte (4-6) 54,266 42-39
82 July 2 Blue Jays 11 – 7 Towers (4-5) DiNardo (3-5) 13,281 42-40
83 July 3 Blue Jays 3 – 1 Blanton (8-4) Litsch (1-3) 35,077 43-40
84 July 4 Blue Jays 10 – 3 McGowan (5-4) Kennedy (2-7) 26,566 43-41
85 July 5 Mariners 3 – 2 Gaudin (8-3) Batista (8-7) Embree (9) 15,654 44-41
86 July 6 Mariners 7 – 1 O'Flaherty (6-0) Haren (10-3) 19,158 44-42
87 July 7 Mariners 4 – 0 Hernández (5-4) Harden (1-2) 29,225 44-43
88 July 8 Mariners 7 – 3 Green (2-1) Blanton (8-5) 27,059 44-44
89 July 12 @ Twins 6 – 2 Baker (4-3) Gaudin (8-4) 25,207 44-45
90 July 13 @ Twins 5 – 3 Santana (11-6) DiNardo (3-6) Nathan (17) 36,338 44-46
91 July 14 @ Twins 4 – 3 Silva (6-10) Blanton (8-6) Nathan (18) 36,066 44-47
92 July 15 @ Twins 4 – 3 Neshek (4-1) Kennedy (2-8) 36,737 44-48
93 July 16 Rangers 4-1 Wright (3-2) Braden (1-4) Gagné (13) 18,160 44-49
94 July 17 Rangers 11 – 4 Eyre (3-3) Gaudin (8-5) Mahay (1) 20,209 44-50
95 July 18 Rangers 6 – 0 DiNardo (4-6) Millwood (6-8) 23,440 45-50
96 July 20 Orioles 6 – 1 Bédard (9-4) Blanton (8-7) 18,444 45-51
97 July 21 Orioles 4 – 3 Haren (11-3) Trachsel (5-7) Embree (10) 30,828 46-51
98 July 22 Orioles 2 – 0 Guthrie (6-3) Braden (1-5) Walker (1) 25,552 46-52
99 July 23 @ Angels 12 – 6 Kennedy (3-8) Colón (6-6) 43,847 47-52
100 July 24 @ Angels 4 – 3 DiNardo (5-6) Escobar (11-4) Embree (11) 43,784 48-52
101 July 25 @ Angels 7 – 6 Rodríguez (4-2) Kennedy (3-9) 44,252 48-53
102 July 26 @ Mariners 6 – 2 Haren (12-3) Weaver (2-9) 34,250 49-53
103 July 27 @ Mariners 7 – 1 Hernández (7-6) Braden (1-6) 37,643 49-54
104 July 28 @ Mariners 4 – 3 Ramírez (6-3) Gaudin (8-6) Putz (30) 41,260 49-55
105 July 29 @ Mariners 14 – 10 Green (4-1) Street (2-2) 41,961 49-56
106 July 30 Tigers 5 – 2 Tata (1-0) Blanton (8-8) Jones (28) 18,468 49-57
107 July 31 Tigers 7 – 3 Haren (13-3) Verlander (11-4) 21,305 50-57
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 Tigers 3 – 2 Brown (1-0) Robertson (6-9) Embree (12) 27,118 51-57
109 August 2 Angels 6 – 4 Saunders (5-0) Gaudin (8-7) Rodríguez (26) 21,654 51-58
110 August 3 Angels 8 – 4 Casilla (3-1) Shields (3-4) 21,552 52-58
111 August 4 Angels 2 – 1 Blanton (9-8) Escobar (11-6) Embree (13) 29,144 53-58
112 August 5 Angels 4 – 3 Lackey (14-6) Calero (1-5) Rodríguez (27) 26,782 53-59
113 August 6 @ Rangers 9 – 7 (13) Brown (2-0) Eyre (3-5) Calero (1) 24,737 54-59
114 August 7 @ Rangers 8 – 6 Gabbard (5-1) Gaudin (8-8) Wilson (3) 25,122 54-60
115 August 8 @ Rangers 6 – 3 DiNardo (6-6) Murray (0-1) Embree (14) 29,647 55-60
116 August 10 @ Tigers 16 – 10 Lugo (3-0) McBride (1-1) 40,922 56-60
117 August 11 @ Tigers 5 – 2 Verlander (12-4) Haren (13-4) Jones (31) 42,016 56-61
118 August 12 @ Tigers 11 – 6 Robertson (7-9) Braden (1-7) 39,960 56-62
119 August 13 @ Tigers 7 – 2 Gaudin (9-8) Durbin (7-5) 37,229 57-62
120 August 14 White Sox 4 – 3 DiNardo (7-6) Garland (8-8) Embree (15) 24,082 58-62
121 August 15 White Sox 3 – 2 Blanton (10-8) Buehrle (9-8) Street (10) 25,295 59-62
122 August 16 White Sox 8 – 5 (10) Lugo (4-0) Thornton (3-4) 20,218 60-62
123 August 17 Royals 8 – 2 Bannister (9-7) Meyer (0-1) 18,185 60-63
124 August 18 Royals 7 – 3 Pérez (8-11) Gaudin (9-9) 24,638 60-64
125 August 19 Royals 6 – 1 DiNardo (8-6) Davies (5-10) 26,445 61-64
126 August 20 @ Blue Jays 6 – 4 Blanton (11-8) Marcum (10-5) Street (11) 27,193 62-64
127 August 21 @ Blue Jays 6 – 4 Haren (14-4) Tallet (2-3) Street (12) 32,639 63-64
128 August 22 @ Blue Jays 4 – 1 Loaiza (1-0) Burnett (7-7) Embree (16) 31,145 64-64
129 August 23 @ Devil Rays 12 – 2 Gaudin (10-9) Hammel (1-4) 9,444 65-64
130 August 24 @ Devil Rays 12 – 2 Shields (10-8) DiNardo (8-7) 9,592 65-65
131 August 25 @ Devil Rays 14 – 3 Kazmir (10-8) Blanton (11-9) 18,163 65-66
132 August 26 @ Devil Rays 7 – 4 Sonnanstine (3-9) Haren (14-5) Reyes (20) 19,044 65-67
133 August 27 Blue Jays 6 – 2 (12) Accardo (3-3) Embree (1-2) 18,092 65-68
134 August 28 Blue Jays 5 – 4 Wolfe (3-1) Brown (2-1) Janssen (4) 20,542 65-69
135 August 29 Blue Jays 5 – 4 (11) Lugo (5-0) Frasor (1-4) 16,015 66-69
136 August 31 Tigers 5 – 4 (10) Street (3-2) Zumaya (1-3) 27,250 67-69
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
137 September 1 Tigers 6 – 1 Verlander (15-5) Haren (14-6) 21,336 67-70
138 September 2 Tigers 8 – 7 (10) Street (4-2) Bazardo (0-1) 23,195 68-70
139 September 3 @ Angels 9 – 5 Santana (6-12) Gaudin (10-10) 39,164 68-71
140 September 4 @ Angels 4 – 3 Weaver (11-6) DiNardo (8-8) Rodríguez (34) 39,017 68-72
141 September 5 @ Angels 6 – 2 Blanton (12-9) Saunders (7-3) 34,000 69-72
142 September 7 @ Rangers 5 – 3 Vólquez (2-0) Haren (14-7) Benoit (4) 22,318 69-73
143 September 8 @ Rangers 7 – 3 Murray (1-1) Gaudin (10-11) 32,476 69-74
144 September 9 @ Rangers 12 – 9 White (1-0) DiNardo (8-9) 25,054 69-75
145 September 10 @ Mariners 9 – 3 Blanton (13-9) Ramírez (8-9) Street (13) 26,698 70-75
146 September 11 @ Mariners 7 – 4 Lugo (6-0) Washburn (9-14) Street (14) 26,676 71-75
147 September 12 @ Mariners 6 – 5 Putz (3-1) Brown (2-2) 26,194 71-76
148 September 13 Rangers 6 – 5 Gaudin (11-11) Millwood (9-12) Street (15) 16,240 72-76
149 September 14 Rangers 11 – 9 Brown (3-2) Rheinecker (2-2) Street (16) 19,346 73-76
150 September 15 Rangers 7 – 3 Blanton (14-9) McCarthy (5-10) Embree (17) 24,517 74-76
151 September 16 Rangers 11 – 9 Rheinecker (3-2) Brown (3-3) Benoit (5) 23,770 74-77
152 September 17 Mariners 4 – 0 Batista (14-11) Haren (14-8) 17,228 74-78
153 September 18 Mariners 8 – 7 Weaver (7-12) Gaudin (11-12) Sherrill (2) 18,145 74-79
154 September 19 Mariners 9 – 5 Hernández (13-7) Meyer (0-2) 21,171 74-80
155 September 21 @ Indians 4 – 3 Carmona (18-8) Blanton (14-10) Borowski (43) 36,016 74-81
156 September 22 @ Indians 9 – 3 Haren (15-8) Byrd (15-7) 40,663 75-81
157 September 23 @ Indians 6 – 2 Westbrook (6-9) Braden (1-8) Betancourt (2) 40,250 75-82
158 September 25 @ Red Sox 7 – 3 Schilling (9-8) Gaudin (11-13) 36,708 75-83
159 September 26 @ Red Sox 11 – 6 Timlin (2-1) Blevins (0-1) 36,570 75-84
160 September 28 Angels 2 – 0 Lackey (19-9) Haren (15-9) Rodríguez (39) 32,287 75-85
161 September 29 Angels 3 – 2 Escobar (18-7) DiNardo (8-10) Rodríguez (40) 26,480 75-86
162 September 30 Angels 3 – 2 Street (5-2) Bootcheck (3-3) 28,062 76-86

Notable games

  • April 5, 2007 – Mike Piazza hits a go-ahead home run to center field giving the A's a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was notable because it was his first home run of the season, his first as an Oakland Athletic, and his first ever at Angel Stadium.
  • April 15, 2007 – Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs against the New York Yankees, Todd Walker got a hit and Jason Kendall was walked to put two men on base. Backup Marco Scutaro who was then 1 for 20 on the season hit a home run to left field which gave the A's a remarkable 5-4 win as well as the series vs. the Yankees.
  • May 13, 2007 – Again trailing by two in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, the Athletics seemed to be out vs. the Cleveland Indians. However Chavez overcame a 0-2 strike count to hit a single and get on board. Milton Bradley then hit a home run to right field to tie the game. After Dan Johnson and Bobby Crosby got on base, Jack Cust, coming off a hot streak after being in the lineup for seven days at the time, hit a three-run shot to center field which gave the A's another dramatic comeback at home for a 10-7 victory.
  • May 18, 2007 – The first game of the season against the San Francisco Giants saw former A's pitcher Barry Zito return to Oakland and try to beat his former team. However, the A's would not allow that. Zito allowed seven runs and six hits in four-plus innings, and walked seven. The A's would pound the Giants even harder, scoring eight runs on the Giants bullpen, including a Mark Ellis grand slam for a 15-3 win.
  • June 2, 2007 – Joe Blanton hit nine scoreless innings for his fifth complete game against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins' pitcher Carlos Silva also pitched the entire eight innings in which the Twins were on the field. (The A's were at home, so the bottom of the ninth was not necessary.) The one run Silva allowed was the difference as the A's won 1-0.
  • June 4, 2007 – Mark Ellis was having a great day for the entire game vs. the Boston Red Sox. After hitting a triple in the bottom of the 2nd which gave the A's the lead, he would hit a home run in the fourth, and a double in the sixth. With a chance to hit for the cycle in the bottom of the eighth, Ellis grounded the ball into a fielder's choice and was not awarded a single, despite that no one was out as a result of the play. With the A's having a 4-2 lead it seemed like Ellis would not hit for the cycle. However, the Red Sox would tie the game in the top of the ninth, and the A's were unable to break the tie in the bottom of the inning. This was a blessing in disguise as Mark Ellis had another chance to hit for the cycle, which he did with a single to midfield. He was the sixth player in the Oakland Athletics to hit for the cycle (not including when the A's were in Philadelphia and Kansas City). Eric Chavez, who has also hit for the cycle in 2000, won the game with a solo home run in the 11th.
  • June 7, 2007 – Shannon Stewart broke up a hitless game for the A's in the bottom of the ninth. This spoiled Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's bid for his first career no-hitter. The A's however could not score, and Schilling still walked away with a complete game 1-0 shutout. It was Boston's only win of the four-game series.

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Midland RockHounds Texas League Todd Steverson
A Stockton Ports California League Darren Bush
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Aaron Nieckula
A-Short Season Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Rick Magnante
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Ruben Escalera

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Sacramento

References

  • Game Logs + Notable Games:
1st Half: Oakland Athletics Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Oakland Athletics Game Log on ESPN.com
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  2. ^ "Jared Burton Stats  - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ricky Ledee Stats  - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
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