A's ready to rest on elusive off-day

A's ready to rest on elusive off-day

OAKLAND -- Having been part of six games decided in the last at-bat already, the A's have witnessed a fair share of unusual scenarios this season.

What they haven't seen yet, though, is a day of rest.

That will finally change Monday, when the club is scheduled to enjoy its first off-day after playing 14 consecutive games, the longest such streak in the Majors this year.

The last time the A's opened the season with a streak of at least 14 straight days with a game was in 1991, when they began the season with 16 consecutive contests.

Following Monday's off-day, Oakland will enjoy another trio of days off over a 21-day stretch from April 20 to May 10. Currently, the A's are in the midst of their longest homestand, which includes 10 games against the Orioles, Yankees and Indians.

The Yanks come to town on Tuesday for a three-game set, and former New York pitchers Chad Gaudin and Edwar Ramirez are expected to receive their 2010 World Series rings at some point during the series.