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The 2013 Oakland Athletics season was the 45th for the franchise at O.co Coliseum, as well as the 113th in club history. Oakland was defending their division title in the new five-team American League West during the 2013 season. On September 22, 2013, they clinched their second straight American League West championship. They lost to the Detroit Tigers in five games in the 2013 American League Division Series.

2013 Oakland Athletics
American League West champions
Oakland A's logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Lewis Wolff, John Fisher
Manager(s)Bob Melvin
Local televisionComcast SportsNet California
(Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse, Scott Hatteberg)
Local radioKGMZ
(Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Following a successful 2012 season in which the team won the AL West, GM Billy Beane stated he would keep the team mostly intact, and "if moves are made, they will be additions".[1] The first acquisition occurred October 19 in a three-team trade involving Arizona and Miami; Oakland sent Cliff Pennington to Arizona and minor leaguer Yordy Cabrera to Miami, and the team received Chris Young from Arizona. In November, the team traded pitcher Tyson Ross and minor leaguer A. J. Kirby-Jones to San Diego for infielder Andy Parrino and pitcher Andrew Werner. Grant Green, Arnold Leon, Shane Peterson, and Michael Ynoa were added to the 40-man roster and Andrew Carignan, Brandon Hicks (who was traded to the Mets) and Jim Miller (who was claimed off waivers by the Yankees and later designated for assignment) were removed. The next move was to trade Collin Cowgill to the Mets for Jefry Marté. When free agent Stephen Drew signed with the Boston Red Sox, Oakland signed Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima to a 2-year, $6.5 million deal, with an option for a third year, in order to fill the vacancy. Pitcher Graham Godfrey was sent to Boston as a player to be named later to complete a previous trade, while Brandon McCarthy and Jonny Gomes, whom both elected free agency, signed with Arizona and Boston, respectively. In January, Oakland was involved in their second three-team trade of the offseason, trading pitching prospect A. J. Cole back to Washington (he was part of a trade for Gio González the year before) and receiving catcher John Jaso from Seattle. Upon the acquisition of Jaso, George Kottaras was designated for assignment. In February, the A's were involved in a five-player deal with new division rival Houston, trading Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and Max Stassi in exchange for shortstop Jed Lowrie and reliever Fernando Rodriguez.[2]

In addition to player movement, there was also a coaching change made by the Athletics. Bullpen coach Rick Rodriguez was offered a position within the organization, and Darren Bush, the manager of the Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats, will assume bullpen coaching responsibilities.

Regular seasonEdit

American League WestEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593 52–29 44–37
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 46–36 45–36
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 18 39–42 39–42
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 25 36–45 35–46
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 45 24–57 27–54


American League Wild CardEdit

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Game logEdit

Legend
Athletics Win Athletics Loss Game Postponed
Bold Oakland Athletics Pitcher
2013 Game Log: 96-66 (Home: 52-29; Road: 44-37)

Record against opponentsEdit

Final season record
2013 AL Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 4–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–4 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9


RosterEdit

PostseasonEdit

American League Division SeriesEdit

Game 1, October 4Edit

9:37 p.m. (EDT) at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 1
WP: Max Scherzer (1–0)   LP: Bartolo Colón (0–1)   Sv: Joaquín Benoit (1)
Home runs:
DET: None
OAK: Yoenis Céspedes (1)

Game 2, October 5Edit

9:07 p.m. (EDT) at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
WP: Grant Balfour (1–0)   LP: Al Alburquerque (0–1)

Game 3, October 7Edit

1:07 p.m. (EDT) at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
Detroit 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
WP: Jarrod Parker (1–0)   LP: Aníbal Sánchez (0–1)   Sv: Grant Balfour (1)
Home runs:
OAK: Josh Reddick (1), Brandon Moss (1), Seth Smith (1)
DET: None

Game 4, October 8Edit

5:07 p.m. (EDT) at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 6 12 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 X 8 9 0
WP: Max Scherzer (2–0)   LP: Sean Doolittle (0–1)
Home runs:
OAK: Jed Lowrie (1)
DET: Jhonny Peralta (1), Víctor Martínez (1)

Game 5, October 10Edit

8:07 p.m. (EDT) at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
WP: Justin Verlander (1–0)   LP: Sonny Gray (0–1)   Sv: Joaquín Benoit (2)
Home runs:
DET: Miguel Cabrera (1)
OAK: None

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Slusser, Susan (October 12, 2012). "A's unusually likely to retain players". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (February 4, 2013). "Athletics Acquire Jed Lowrie In Five-Player Deal". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2013). Baseball America 2014 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-48-0.

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