Oakland, the “underdog” of Major League Baseball, has rebounded with a recent winning streak.
The A’s won 8-6 against Milwaukee at American Family Field in Wisconsin, U.S., on April 12 (EDT). The A’s extended their winning streak to five games, dating back to last July against Pittsburgh. Tied the franchise record of five straight wins set in September 2021.
Oakland gave up single runs in the second and third innings to fall behind 2-0, but Seth Brown’s three-run homer in the fourth and Brent Rooker’s back-to-back homers in the fifth made it 3-0. Leading 8-3, the A’s gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but held on for the win to complete a five-game sweep.
Oakland has been on a losing streak since the start of the season and has slipped to last place. Last month, the A’s lost 11 in a row and saw their winning percentage drop to the low teens. The A’s were also on pace to break the major league record for most losses in a season (120) since the 20th century, set by the New York Mets in 1962.안전놀이터
Oakland’s recent run in last place has been different. On July 7-8, the A’s swept a series from first-place Pittsburgh in the National League Central and then completed a sweep of second-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. With their 17th win of the season, Oakland improved their winning percentage to .254.
The A’s will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they host Tampa Bay, which has the best record in the majors this season.