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Elephant Rumblings: With Davis extension, A’s manage rare off day win

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  • 1981 - The Oakland Athletics set a modern-day record for the most consecutive wins to start a season. Billy Martin’s charges defeat the Seattle Mariners, 6 - 1, giving them their 11th straight victory. The 1982 Braves will surpass the mark by opening the season with 13 consecutive victories.
  • 1986 - Oakland Athletics pitcher Jose Rijo sets a club record with 16 strikeouts in eight innings as Oakland beats the Seattle Mariners, 7 - 2. The two clubs combine for 30 strikeouts overall, setting the modern major league record for a nine-inning game.

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