•The A's will go into the All-Star break with a winning record for the first time since 2008. They entered Friday with a 54-38 ledger, and one more win by the break would give them their most since posting 55 in 1975.
Moreover, the A's hold a one-game lead in the American League West. Over the last 23 years, the only time the A's have been in first place at the break was in 2006, when they were tied for first with Texas.
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