Postgame quick hits
A small handful of notes following Tuesday’s 5-0 victory over the Red Sox:
- The A’s have won eight of their last 12 games since starting the season 1-4 and are over the .500 mark for the first time all year.
- They are now 26-22 (.542) against the Red Sox since 2006, which is the best record by any American League team over that span. They have also won 17 of their last 23 games against Boston when playing in Oakland.
- A’s starting pitchers have a remarkable 0.27 ERA (one earned run in 32 2/3 innings) over their past five games and now boast a 2.01 ERA on the season.
- Hideki Matsui, who got off to a slow start, had a two-run double in the eighth and now has eight RBIs in his past nine games.