Worth noting

• A's starting pitchers did not allow more than three earned runs in any of the first 13 games.

• Starters struck out nine or more in four consecutive games going into Tuesday.

• New A's closer Luke Gregerson entered Tuesday leading the AL with eight appearances. Gregerson's 371 games (entering Tuesday) since 2009 were tops in the Major Leagues.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.