• The A's love the night time (Major League-best 38-20) and flourish in one-run games, going 19-11 (.633) while winning five of their past six one-run games. They're also 7-3 in extra-inning games, pointing to the depth of their bullpen. The A's have had a stranglehold on the Angels, going 5-1 this season with victories in 10 of their past 12 games at Angel Stadium. Over the past three seasons, the A's are 26-18 vs. the Angels.
• Manager Bob Melvin said he hopes southpaw Brett Anderson, sidelined since May 1 with a sprained right ankle, will join the team in Houston after the weekend series against the Angels. Anderson is 1-2 with a 8.18 ERA in three starts. There is no target date for his return. Starter Jarrod Parker, dealing with a hamstring issue, threw a bullpen session on Friday.
• Josh Donaldson has been the team's iron man with 93 starts, all at third base. Jed Lowrie is next with 89 games played, two more than Brandon Moss. Donaldson leads the club on the road with his .322 average and 32 RBIs, while Yoenis Cespedes leads the team with 10 road homers.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.