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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Look to Add For Playoff Push, Machado Expected to be Dealt This Week

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1997 - In Oakland, Mark McGwire hits his 33rd and 34th homers to lead the A’s to an 11 - 3 win over the hapless Royals. Jose Canseco strikes out in all five at-bats for the Athletics, tying an Oakland record. Combined with his three strikeouts on Monday, he ties a major league record with eight whiffs in two consecutive games.
  • 2017 - The Nationals move to address the team’s main area of concern - the bullpen - by sending P Blake Treinen and prospects Sheldon Neuse and Jesus Luzardo to the Athletics in return for two relievers with proven track records, Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle.

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