OAKLAND – For the first time in 13 years, the Agencies have won 10 consecutive matches.
Oakland won an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Monday afternoon to push the strip into two digits. 19659002] The numbers are really staggering. During this 10-player winning knit, the Aces have exceeded their opponents 78-31 (including last Sunday's suspended game in Detroit). Oakland has also outhomered its opponents 25-12.
"It can be a relentless setup," said manager Bob Melvin. "Top, middle, bottom. If anyone gets the chance to play, like Mark Canha, see what he's doing about it. We have a very deep offensive lineup when we swing well."
The bottom of this lineup has been an absolute demolition recently. Catch Josh Phegley, No. 9 Hitter, has now been homered in the back-to-back game and three times during the winning strip while running for 1
No. 8 Hitter Ramón Laureano is on a career-high 10-trick stroke, batting .359 with six doubles and seven races scored during this stretch. Jurickson Profar, who typically smashes seventh, has four races and 11 RBI in his last 10 games.
"It's huge," said third baseman Matt Chapman, who himself homered in three consecutive games. "I feel like when the bottom of the line is able to get to the base, score races and produce runs, it takes the pressure off the top of the lineup. Instead of someone trying to do too much, everyone kind of just a good bat and doing their part. "
This winning knit apparently came out of nowhere. Before it started, the A&E had lost three consecutive matches and four of their last six. They last sat in AL West at. 19-25.
Less than two weeks later, Oakland is 29-25 and tied to the other Wild Card spot in the American League.
"People broke out on our offense, and now it is like here, said Monday's start Chris Bassitt." We have one of the best offenses in the league. We knew it had come. It was just a matter of time. "
The defense has not been too shabby. The companies have not made a single mistake in their last seven games and continue to make highlighting rolls play almost every single day.  "It feels honest like last year," said first baseman Matt Olson. "It was a little around this time we turned it around."
Last season ended with 97 victories and A's first trip to the four-year post-season, it's starting to feel it's an opportunity again.