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Some interesting facts about the A's season

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More after the jump. Tonight, the A's look to extend their winning streak to 4 as Tyson Ross squares off with Baltimore's Wei-Yin Chen. 4:05 p.m. start.

  • Yoenis Cespedes is tied for seventh in the AL in home runs, tied for third in RBIs, eighth in strikeouts, second in stolen bases, and second in baseball-reference's WPA.
  • Cespedes has also accrued 0.8 fWAR this season, a team high. According to Fangraphs, Cespedes has been more valuable in one month than the following Athletics were in all of 2011 combined: Hideki Matsui (0.3 fWAR), Conor Jackson (0.2) and Ryan Sweeney (0.1).
  • Also via Fangraphs: Stephen Strasburg's changeup (avg. 88.3 mph this season) is faster than Tom Milone's fastball (avg. 86.9).