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Oakland Athletics (70-83)


Wed. 9/20 Fri. 9/22 Sat. 9/23 Sun. 9/24 Mon. 9/25
@ Det
W 3-2
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vs. Tex
W 4-1
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Tex 0 - 1 Oak
Final
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vs. Tex
1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT
vs. Sea
7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 PM CT

Maxwell kneels for anthem, Davis belts 40th as A's top Texas

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Bruce Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, and then Khris Davis hit his 40th home run to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Saturday night.

Maxwell dropped to a knee and pressed his cap against his chest just outside Oakland's dugout during the anthem, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. Maxwell's teammates stood in a line next to him. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell's shoulders.

The Athletics released a statement on Twitter shortly after the anthem, saying they "respect and support all of our players' constitutional rights and freedom of expression" and "pride ourselves on being inclusive."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Lowrie.280
HR: K. Davis39
RBI: K. Davis102
SB: M. Semien12
W: S. Manaea11
ERA: S. Manaea4.56
Saves: S. Casilla16
K: S. Manaea134
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Houston 9559.617-
Texas 7677.49718.5
LA Angels 7678.49419
Seattle 7580.48420.5
Oakland 7083.45824.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .246 (24)
Runs: 704 (19)
Hits: 1273 (24)
Home Runs: 223 (5)
Stolen Bases: 57 (25)
OBP: .321 (19)
SLG: .437 (10)
Total Bases: 2260 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.72 (23)
Runs Allowed: 791 (26)
Saves: 32 (21)
Strikeouts: 1136 (27)
OpBA: .262 (18)
OBP: .328 (14)
SLG: .442 (23)
Run Support: 4.69 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/5 R. Alcantara Purchased From Minors
9/5 P. Blackburn Transferred to 60-Day DL (Bruised right forearm)
9/5 D. Mengden Called Up from Minors
9/5 R. Núñez Called Up from Minors
9/5 J. Wendle Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/18 J. Cotton Right groin strain (day-to-day)
8/28 J. Lowrie Shin bruise (day-to-day)
8/23 P. Blackburn Bruised right forearm (on 60-day DL)
7/25 J. Phegley off 10-day DL
7/4 J. Cotton off 10-day DL
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