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72-83, 5th in AL West

Davis slugs 41st, Cotton goes 5 strong as A's top Texas 8-1

Khris Davis hit another big home run, Jharel Cotton pitched five shutout innings of one-hit ball and the Oakland Athletics extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with an 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

A's Maxwell kneels during anthem for 2nd straight game (0:17)
A's Davis hits 41st HR of the season (0:27)
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Maxwell kneels again, with A's players' support

Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem for the second straight day in protest of racial inequality in the United States, with outfielder Mark Canha by his side.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell again knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality in the United States before Sunday's game against the Rangers. Outfield Mark Canha again had his hand on Maxwell's shoulder as he knelt. Both players have said they will continue to do that during the anthem for the rest of the season.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

A's OF Mark Canha explained why he chose not to join Bruce Maxwell kneeling and instead put his hand on Maxwell's shoulder during the national anthem. "I thought about it yesterday and I knew it wouldn't feel right to do it just because Bruce is doing it," Canha said. "I have thought about it in the past and I decided against it. It's not to say I'm against kneeling, it's not to say I am for kneeling, it's just to say I thought about doing it and I didn't want to do it. But I'm fully supportive of my teammate and it was coming of a place of agreeing that there has to be change in our social environment in this country and also, mainly from a point of supporting my teammate. We knew he was going to do this and man to man, I didn't want to leave my brother on that island by himself. I asked him if it was OK and he said, ‘Yeah, go for it.'"

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

This A's fan offering support for catcher Bruce Maxwell, who became the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem on Saturday.

Maxwell discusses decision to kneel during anthem (1:07)
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Crowded leaderboard for Saturday's homers

Khris Davis barely clipped Daniel Murphy for the longest bomb in MLB Saturday. Evan Gattis and Justin Upton weren't far behind, while Giancarlo Stanton's 57th of the year landed at No. 5.

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Shades of Jimmie Foxx from Khris Davis

Davis cracked the 40-homer mark for the second consecutive year Saturday night. The last time an Athletic achieved such a feat was more than 80 years and two relocations ago.

Davis smacks 40th homer (0:23)
Athletics catcher kneels for national anthem (0:16)
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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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24624th
On Base Percentage.32020th
Slugging Percentage.43610th
Earned Run Average4.6923rd
Quality Starts70Tied-12th