• The A's entered Wednesday having scored a Major League-leading 119 runs. That's the third most runs scored in Oakland history over the first 21 games and the most since the 1996 club had 127.
• There was an umpire switch in mid-game on Wednesday. Home-plate umpire (and crew chief) Jerry Layne exited the game in the top of the fourth inning, most likely due to getting hit on his left hand by a foul ball off the bat of Derek Norris in the third inning. Second-base umpire Mike Estabrook moved behind the plate for the top of the fourth and a three-man crew was used for the rest of the game.
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