Oakland A's

Oakland A's

The Oakland A’s have been consistently inconsistent this season

The 2016 Oakland Athletics’ season has been one of streaks and sweeps. The A’s beat the Twins 5-1 Wednesday, wrapping up a three-game sweep of visiting Minnesota. It was the fourth series sweep by the A’s. They have also been swept four times this season. Oakland has four winning streaks of three games or more and six losing streaks of three games or more. Here is a breakdown of the streaks and sweeps this season:

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A’s Valencia has a career day

Danny Valencia of the A’s is on some kind of a roll. He hit two home runs on Friday in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla. He had a career day on Sunday, driving three homers, the last of which was a two-run shot in the ninth inning to lift Oakland to a 7-6 win over the Rays.

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A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea

After top pitching prospect Sean Manaea performed well in his first spring training game on Friday, March 4, 2016, Oakland A's manager shared his thoughts about the young left-hander with the wicked strikeout stuff. Manaea threw two scoreless innings, allowing a single and a walk while striking out four.
Matt Kawahara The Sacramento Bee
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