• Entering Tuesday, A's pitchers had allowed two runs or fewer in six of the last 10 games with a 2.33 ERA and .215 opponents' average over that span. That dropped their season ERA to 3.96, which ranked seventh in the American League. It had not been under 4.00 since April 24.
• Oakland has four days to keep its May record above .500. The A's entered Tuesday with a 13-11 ledger in the month, having posted a losing record in May in four of the previous five seasons.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.