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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.

Offseason[edit]

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 agentStephen 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 season[edit]

American League West[edit]

American League Wild Card[edit]

Game log[edit]

Legend
Athletics WinAthletics LossGame Postponed
BoldOakland Athletics Pitcher
2013 Game Log: 96-66 (Home: 52-29; Road: 44-37)

April: 16–12 (Home: 9–7; Road: 7–5)

#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1April 1Mariners0–2Hernández (1–0)Anderson (0–1)Wilhelmsen (1)36,0670–1
2April 2Mariners1–7Iwakuma (1–0)Parker (0–1)15,3150–2
3April 3Mariners6-2Milone (1–0)Saunders (0–1)15,1621–2
4April 4Mariners8–2Griffin (1–0)Maurer (0–1)12,1342–2
5April 5@ Astros8–3Straily (1–0)Peacock (0–1)18,1973–2
6April 6@ Astros6–3Colón (1–0)Norris (1–1)Balfour (1)18,6854–2
7April 7@ Astros9–3Anderson (1–1)Harrell (0–2)16,9145–2
8April 9@ Angels9–5Cook (1–0)Jepsen (0–1)44,0146–2
9April 10@ Angels11–5Milone (2–0)Blanton (0–2)36,0117–2
10April 11@ Angels8–1Griffin (2–0)Vargas (0–1)43,5338–2
11April 12Tigers4–3(12)Resop (1–0)Villarreal (0–2)21,3779–2
12April 13Tigers3–7Verlander (2–1)Anderson (1–2)35,0679-3
13April 14Tigers1–10Sánchez (2–0)Parker (0–2)20,7559–4
14April 15Astros11–2Milone (3–0)Bédard (0–1)10,68910–4
15April 16Astros4–3Doolittle (1–0)Cruz (0–1)Balfour (2)11,03811–4
16April 17Astros7–5Colón (2–0)Norris (2–2)Balfour (3)15,48812-4
17April 19@ Rays3–8Cobb (2–1)Anderson (1–3)15,11512-5
18April 20@ Rays0–1Hellickson (1–1)Parker (0–3)Rodney (2)25,61112-6
19April 21@ Rays1–8Hernández (1–3)Milone (3–1)25,95412-7
20April 22@ Red Sox6–9Doubront (2-0)Griffin (2–1)Bailey (4)28,92612–8
21April 23@ Red Sox13–0 (7)Colón (3-0)Aceves (1–1)29,00613–8
22April 24@ Red Sox5–6Lester (4–0)Anderson (1–4)Bailey (5)29,27413–9
23April 25Orioles2–10Hammel (3–1)Parker (0–4)11,22013–10
24April 26Orioles0–3Chen (2-2)Milone (3–2)Johnson (9)16,94413–11
25April 27Orioles3–7Tillman (1-1)Griffin (2–2)Johnson (10)31,29213–12
26April 28Orioles9–8 (10)Blevins (1–0)Strop (0–1)27,47514–12
27April 29Angels10–8 (19)Blevins (2–0)Enright (0–1)11,66815–12
28April 30Angels10–6Parker (1–4)Richards (1–2)14,76416–12

May: 16–12 (Home: 7–3; Road: 9–9)

#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
29May 1Angels4–5Wilson (3–0)Milone (3–3)Frieri (4)17,13916–13
30May 3@ Yankees2–0Griffin (3–2)Sabathia (4–3)Balfour (4)38,09017–13
31May 4@ Yankees2–4Hughes (1–2)Colón (3–1)41,34917–14
32May 5@ Yankees5-4Doolittle (2–0)Logan (2–2)Balfour (5)38,13418–14
33May 6@ Indians3–7Jiménez (2–2)Parker (1–5)9,51418–15
34May 7@ Indians0–1McAllister (3–3)Milone (3–4)Perez (4)9,47418–16
35May 8@ Indians3–4Masterson (5–2)Griffin (3–3)Perez (5)11,12518–17
36May 9@ Indians2–9Kazmir (2–1)Colón (3–2)12,47718–18
37May 10@ Mariners3–6Iwakuma (4–1)Straily (1–1)Wilhelmsen (10)25,50918–19
38May 11@ Mariners4–3Parker (2–5)Maurer (2–5)Balfour (6)30,08919–19
39May 12@ Mariners1–6Saunders (3–4)Milone (3–5)27,59919–20
40May 13Rangers5–1Griffin (4–3)Grimm (2–3)11,03020–20
41May 14Rangers5–6Scheppers (3–0)Resop (1–1)Nathan (12)12,96920–21
42May 15Rangers2–6Ogando (4–2)Straily (1–2)20,41420–22
43May 17Royals2–1Doolittle (3–0)Shields (2–4)Balfour (7)14,60221–22
44May 18Royals2–1Milone (4–5)Santana (3–3)Balfour (8)35,06722–22
45May 19Royals4–3Blevins (3–0)Herrera (2–4)Cook (1)20,38723–22
46May 20@ Rangers9–2Colón (4–2)Lindblom (0–1)31,86524–22
47May 21@ Rangers1–0Straily (2–2)Darvish (7–2)Balfour (9)42,51025–22
48May 22@ Rangers1–3Wolf (1–0)Parker (2–6)Nathan (14)42,73125–23
49May 24@ Astros6–5Neshek (1–0)Veras (0–3)Balfour (10)15,90726–23
50May 25@ Astros11–5Griffin (5–3)Harrell (3–6)18,59127–23
51May 26@ Astros6–2Colón (5–2)Keuchel (1–2)19,36628–23
52May 27Giants4–1Straily (3–2)Bumgarner (4–3)Balfour (11)36,06729–23
53May 28Giants6–3Parker (3–6)Kickham (0–1)35,06730–23
54May 29@ Giants9–6Milone (5–5)Lincecum (3–5)Balfour (12)41,51231–23
55May 30@ Giants2–5Zito (4–3)Griffin (5–4)Romo (14)41,25031–24
56May 31White Sox3–0Colón (6–2)Axelrod (3–4)16,41632–24

June: 16–11 (Home: 10–3; Road: 6–8)

#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
57June 1White Sox4–3 (10)Blevins (4–0)Santiago (1–4)26,64633–24
58June 2White Sox2–0Parker (4–6)Sale (5–3)Balfour (13)23,41334–24
59June 3@ Brewers10–2Milone (6–5)Estrada (4–4)21,02335–24
60June 4@ Brewers3–4 (10)Axford (2–3)Neshek (1–1)24,23035–25
61June 5@ Brewers6–1Colón (7–2)Gallardo (4–6)25,91236–25
62June 6@ White Sox5–4 (10)Blevins (5–0)Thornton (0–2)Balfour (14)21,15637–25
63June 7@ White Sox4–3Parker (5–6)Sale (5–4)Balfour (15)22,86138–25
64June 8@ White Sox1–4Danks (1–2)Doolittle (3–1)Reed (18)23,73538–26
65June 9@ White Sox2–4Santiago (2–4)Griffin (5–5)Reed (19)31,03338–27
66June 11Yankees6–4Colón (8–2)Sabathia (6–5)Balfour (16)27,11839–27
67June 12Yankees5–2Straily (4–2)Hughes (3–5)Balfour (17)25,17640–27
68June 13Yankees3–2 (18)Chavez (1–0)Claiborne (0–1)27,56941–27
69June 14Mariners2–3Saunders (5–6)Milone (6–6)Pérez (1)31,44841–28
70June 15Mariners0–4Hernández (8-4)Griffin (5–6)24,37841–29
71June 16Mariners10–2Colón (9–2)Iwakuma (7–2)36,06742–29
72June 17@ Rangers7–8Cotts (3–1)Chavez (1–1)Nathan (21)30,48942–30
73June 18@ Rangers6–2Parker (6–6)Darvish (7–3)37,76943–30
74June 19@ Rangers4–9Grimm (6–5)Milone (6–7)39,27443–31
75June 20@ Rangers3–4Scheppers (5–0)Doolittle (3–2)Nathan (22)30,36143–32
76June 21@ Mariners6–3Colón (10–2)Iwakuma (7–2)Balfour (18)23,08644–32
77June 22@ Mariners5–7Medina (2–2)Cook (1–1)20,70444–33
78June 23@ Mariners3–6Pérez (2–1)Balfour (0–1)22,81344–34
79June 25Reds7–3Neshek (2–1)Arroyo (6–6)17,50645–34
80June 26Reds5–0Griffin (6–6)Bailey (4–6)25,65846–34
81June 28Cardinals6–1Colón (11–2)Miller (8–6)24,20847–34
82June 29Cardinals1–7Wainwright (11–5)Chavez (1–2)35,06747–35
83June 30Cardinals7–5Milone (7–7)Westbrooke (4–3)Balfour (19)20,67348–35

July: 15–10 (Home: 12–1; Road: 9–3)

#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
84July 2Cubs8–7Otero (1–0)Russell (1–2)Balfour (20)17,27349–35
85July 3Cubs1-3Garza (4–1)Colón (11–3)Gregg (14)35,06749-36
86July 4Cubs1–0Straily (5–2)Guerrier (2–4)Balfour (21)26,96750–36
87July 5@ Royals6–3Milone (8–7)Davis (4–7)Balfour (22)35,51851–36
88July 6@ Royals3-4Crow (6–3)Cook (1–2)Holland (20)16,60651–37
89July 7@ Royals10–4Griffin (7–6)Mendoza (2–5)Chavez (1)17,80452–37
90July 8@ Pirates2–1Colón (12–3)Locke (8–2)Balfour (23)23,74353–37
91July 9@ Pirates2–1Straily (6-2)Cole (4–2)Balfour (24)24,56054–37
92July 10@ Pirates0-5Liriano (9–3)Milone (8-8)23,47454-38
93July 12Red Sox2-4Lackey (7–6)Doolittle (3–3)Uehara (8)27,08454–39
94July 13Red Sox3–0Griffin (8–6)Lester (8–6)Balfour (25)36,06755–39
95July 14Red Sox3–2 (11)Cook (2–2)Thornton (0-4)31,41756-39
96July 19@ Angels1–4Weaver (4–5)Griffin (8–7)Frieri (23)43,41556–40
97July 20@ Angels0–2Wilson (10–6)Straily (6–3)Frieri (24)43,57256–41
98July 21@ Angels6–0Colón (13–3)Williams (5–6)37,44157-41
99July 22@ Astros4–3Cook (3–2)Wright (0-4)Balfour (26)16,38158-41
100July 23@ Astros4-5Fields (1–1)Balfour (0–2)32,24958-42
101July 24@ Astros4–3Griffin (9–7)Blackley (1–1)Cook (2)24,83159-42
102July 25Angels3–8Wilson (11–6)Straily (6–4)20,46859-43
103July 26Angels6–4Colón (14–3)Williams (5–7)Balfour (27)27,42960–43
104July 27Angels3–1Milone (9–8)Downs (2–3)Balfour (28)32,33361-43
105July 28Angels10–6Chavez (2–2)Gutierrez (0–2)25,87762–43
106July 29Blue Jays9–4Griffin (10–7)Rogers (3–5)13,30963-43
107July 30Blue Jays0–5Buehrle (7–7)Straily (6–5)17,47963–44
108July 31Blue Jays2–5(10)Janssen (4–0)Chavez (2–3)Cecil (1)23,63863–45

August: 19–8 (Home: 10-4; Road: 9–4)

#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
109August 2Rangers3–8Frasor (2–2)Milone (9–9)35,06763-46
110August 3Rangers4–2Parker (7–6)Garza (1–1)Balfour (29)64-46
111August 4Rangers0–4Holland (9–6)Griffin (10–8)23,26364–47
112August 6@ Reds1-3Latos (11–3)Straily (6–6)Chapman (26)34,64064-48
113August 7@ Reds5–6Bailey (7–10)Colón (14–4)Chapman (27)29,74664-49
114August 9@ Blue Jays14–6Parker (8–6)Rogers (3–7)31,86265-49
115August 10@ Blue Jays4-5Buehrle (8–7)Gray (0–1)Janssen (21)39,63465-50
116August 11@ Blue Jays6–4Cook (4–2)Oliver (3–3)Balfour (30)45,31266-50
117August 12@ Blue Jays5–1Cook (5–2)Janssen (4–1)36,11167-50
118August 13Astros4-5Lyles (5-6)Colón (14–5)Lo (1)14,26167-51
119August 14Astros1–2 (11)Harrell (6–13)Doolittle (3–4)Fields (2)18,27867-52
120August 15Astros5–0Gray (1–1)Bédard (3–9)16,48768-52
121August 16Indians3–2Doolittle (4–4)Masterson (13–9)Balfour (31)17,49169-52
122August 17Indians7–11Jiménez (9–7)Straily (6–7)35,06769-53
123August 18Indians7–3Otero (2–0)Kazmir (7–6)21,11470-53
124August 19Mariners2–1Parker (9–6)Capps (2–3)11,11271–53
125August 20Mariners4–7Maurer (4–7)Doolittle (4–5)Farquhar (8)13,04171-54
126August 21Mariners3–5Iwakuma (12–6)Griffin (10–9)Farquhar (9)18,64171–55
127August 23@ Orioles7–9Rodríguez (3–1)Cook (5–3)Johnson (40)36,76171-56
128August 24@ Orioles2–1Parker (10–6)O'Day (5–3)Balfour (32)33,83472-56
129August 25@ Orioles3–10Feldman (11–9)Gray (1–2)33,82072-57
130August 26@ Tigers8–6Griffin (11–9)Alvarez (1–4)Balfour (33)34,77873-57
131August 27@ Tigers6–3 (6)Milone (10–9)Verlander (12–10)34,35674-57
132August 28@ Tigers14–4Straily (7–7)Fister (11–7)Anderson (1)31,97375-57
133August 29@ Tigers6–7Benoit (4–0)Balfour (0–3)39,21275-58
134August 30Rays4–3Cook (6–3)Price (8–6)Balfour (34)15,60376-58
135August 31Rays2–1Gray (2–2)Cobb (2–2)Balfour (35)35,06777-58

September: 19–8 (Home: 11–4; Road: 8–4)

#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
136September 1Rays5–1Griffin (12–9)Torres (4–1)18,63978-58
137September 2Rangers4–2Straily (8–7)Holland (9–7)Balfour (36)23,49579-58
138September 3Rangers1–5Perez (9–3)Colón (14–6)16,13379-59
139September 4Rangers11–4Parker (11–6)Darvish (12–7)Anderson (2)18,88680-59
140September 5Astros2–3Peacock (4–5)Gray (2–3)11,56980-60
141September 6Astros7–5Griffin (13–9)Keuchel (5–9)Balfour (37)15,50281-60
142September 7Astros2–1Straily (9–7)Oberholtzer (4–2)Doolittle (1)20,34082-60
143September 8Astros7–2Colón (15–6)Harrell (6–16)Anderson (3)18,82483-60
144September 10@ Twins3–4Swarzak (2–2)Cook (6–4)Perkins (34)26,01783-61
145September 11@ Twins18–3Gray (3–3)Pelfrey (5–12)24,52284–61
146September 12@ Twins8–2Griffin (14–9)Diamond (5–11)26,18885-61
147September 13@ Rangers9–8Straily (10–7)Holland (9–9)Doolittle (2)40,18086-61
148September 14@ Rangers1–0Colón (16–6)Darvish (12–9)Balfour (38)36,06787-61
149September 15@ Rangers5–1Milone (11–9)Perez (9–5)42,98088-61
150September 16Angels1–12Wilson (17–6)Parker (11–7)14,62988-62
151September 17Angels2–1Balfour (1–3)Kohn (1–3)18,77189-62
152September 18Angels4–5 (11)Gutierrez (1–4)Chavez (2–4)Frieri (35)20,26089-63
153September 19Twins8–6Doolittle (5-5)Martis (0–1)11,46190-63
154September 20Twins11–0Colón (17–6)Albers (2–4)36,06791-63
155September 21Twins9–1Parker (12–7)Hernández (3–2)26,39392-63
156September 22Twins11-7Gray (4–3)De Vries (0–1)30,58993-63
157September 23@ Angels10–5Milone (12–9)Richards (7–7)41,14794-63
158September 24@ Angels0–3Vargas (9–7)Griffin (14–10)38,15894-64
159September 25@ Angels1–3Weaver (11–8)Straily (10–8)Frieri (37)36,22694-65
160September 27@ Mariners8–2Colón (18–6)Hernández (12–10)23,04195-65
161September 28@ Mariners5–7Maurer (5–8)Parker (12–8)Farquhar (16)17,75195-66
162September 29@ Mariners9–0Gray (5–3)Ramirez (5–3)17,08196-66

Record against opponents[edit]

TeamBALBOSCWSCLEDETHOUKCLAAMINNYYOAKSEATBTEXTORNL
Baltimore11–84–33–44–24–23–45–23–39–105–22–46–135–210–911–9
Boston8–114–26–13–46–12–53–34–313–63–36–112–72–411–8

12:21pm: Gonzalez has in fact been designated for assignment, the Yankees announced in a press release. The club has placed outfielder Zoilo Almonte on the 15-day DL to clear the other needed active roster spot.

12:03pm: The Yankees have removed infielder Alberto Gonzalez from the club's active roster, tweets Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. While the precise roster move to be made has not yet been reported, Gonzalez is out of options and would need to clear waivers to be sent down, making it likely that he has been designated for assignment (assuming he has not been released). The move will create space for the call-ups of outfielders Melky Mesa and Thomas Neal

New York acquired Gonzalez from the Cubs in May. They promptly designated him and then assigned him to Triple-A when he cleared waivers. On the year, Gonzalez has accumulated just 60 plate appearances for the Yankees and Cubs, posting a meager .193/.217/.281 line and six stolen bases. The 30-year-old is a career .239/.275/.315 hitter across 1023 big league plate appearances spanning seven seasons.

Gonzalez became expendable with the team's decision to activate third baseman Alex Rodriguez from the DL on Monday. It continues to be a busy season of transactions for the Yanks, who originally designated Gonzalez to make room for the since-designated Reid Brignac. The club will certainly hope that Rodriguez can hold down a spot on the hot corner for the rest of the year.

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