• Right fielder Josh Reddick entered Saturday having reached base via a hit or walk in an ongoing career-high 18 consecutive games. He's 15-for-62 (.242) with seven walks during the streak, which is the longest by an A's player over the last two years.
• The A's were held to a season low-tying three hits on Friday night for the eighth time this year and the second time in the last four games. They have been held to five hits or fewer in each of the last four games, which is the longest streak by an Oakland team since June 14-18, 2001, when they had a record-tying five-game streak.
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