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Neal bright spot in Athletics' 5-1 loss to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) At this point of the season, the Oakland Athletics have to take their positives where ever they can get them.

In a 5-1 loss to Seattle on Friday night - Oakland's 10th in 11 games - the bright spot was Zach Neal, who retired all 15 batters he faced to become just the second reliever in club history to pitch at least five perfect innings. The other was Dennis Eckersley, who pitched six perfect innings of relief in 1987.

"He's come a long way," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He's had two days off, and gives us five innings of nothing against a team who looked like they were going to score 30 runs in the first couple innings."

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Leaders
AVG: D. Valencia.289
HR: K. Davis41
RBI: K. Davis100
SB: M. Semien10
W: K. Graveman10
ERA: K. Graveman4.11
Saves: R. Madson30
K: S. Manaea119
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Texas 9565.594-
Seattle 8674.5389
Houston 8377.51912
LA Angels 7387.45622
Oakland 6793.41928
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (25)
Runs: 641 (29)
Hits: 1329 (25)
Home Runs: 167 (22)
Stolen Bases: 50 (26)
OBP: .303 (28)
SLG: .393 (27)
Total Bases: 2133 (27)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.51 (24)
Runs Allowed: 751 (23)
Saves: 41 (19)
Strikeouts: 1166 (27)
OpBA: .263 (22)
OBP: .322 (15)
SLG: .422 (17)
Run Support: 4.08 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/28 S. Gray Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right forearm)
9/15 D. Overton Called Up from Minors
9/14 B. Butler Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/12 R. Núñez Called Up from Minors
9/12 M. Olson Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/21 J. Wendelken Torn right UCL - out for season (day-to-day)
8/17 T. Ladendorf Sprained left wrist (on 15-day DL)
8/7 S. Gray off 15-day DL
8/5 J. Hahn off 15-day DL
8/4 J. Lowrie Left foot surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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