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2014 Oakland Athletics season

2014 Oakland Athletics
American League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 88–74 (.543)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Lewis Wolff, John Fisher
    Manager(s) Bob Melvin
    Local television Comcast SportsNet California
    (Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse, Shooty Babitt)
    Local radio KGMZ
    (Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse)
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    The 2014 Oakland Athletics season was the 46th for the franchise at O.co Coliseum, as well as the 114th in club history. Oakland failed to defend their back-to-back division titles in the American League West. Oakland led MLB with 59 wins at the 2014 All-Star break, but were only a few games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Starting in late July, the Athletics began a slump that would last the rest of the season, eventually finishing 10 games behind the Angels[1]. Nonetheless, the A's made the second wild card spot in playoffs. They lost the Wild Card Game to the Kansas City Royals in 12 innings.

    Regular season

    Oakland's 2014 season was full of ups and downs. They held the best record in the MLB at (59-36) going into the All-Star break, and were ranked by the Bleacher Report as the number one team in Major League Baseball. By mid August, however, the Athletics had quickly begun losing ground in the AL race with a record of (11-25) through a 36 game span from August 10, to September 19, and were in the midst of what some called an historic collapse. General manager, Billy Beane and his well known “Moneyball” strategy came under increased scrutiny when Oakland made several personnel transactions, the most significant of which was finalized on July 31, 2014, while they still maintained a 2 game division lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This deal sent All Star left fielder Yoenis Céspedes to the Boston Red Sox in return for starting pitcher Jon Lester and veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes.[1][2] They would finish the season with a record of (88-74) and finished the second half of the year with a (29-38) record. Ended the season 10 games out of first place behind the Angels, and barely clinched the 2nd Wild Card spot just one game ahead of division rival, Seattle Mariners.[3]

    American League West

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    American League Wild Card

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    Record against opponents

    Final season record
    2014 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 5–1 3–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–3 13–6 2–4 5–2 12–7 6–1 11–8 12–8
    Boston 8–11 4–3 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 2–5 4–2 7–12 3–4 1–5 9–10 4–2 7–12 9–11
    Chicago 1–5 3–4 9–10 9–10 3–3 6–13 1–5 9–10 2–5 4–3 3–4 5–2 2–4 5–2 11–9
    Cleveland 4–3 5–2 10–9 8–11 5–2 10–9 2–5 11–8 4–3 2–4 2–4 4–2 6–1 2–4 10–10
    Detroit 5–1 5–1 10–9 11–8 4–3 13–6 3–4 9–10 3–4 5–2 2–4 3–4 4–3 1–5 12–8
    Houston 3–4 3–4 3–3 2–5 3–4 3–3 7–12 3–3 4–2 8–11 9–10 2–5 11–8 4–3 5–15
    Kansas City 4–3 1–6 13–6 9–10 6–13 3–3 3–3 11–8 4–3 5–2 2–5 4–2 5–1 4–3 15–5
    Los Angeles 2–4 5–2 5–1 5–2 4–3 12–7 3–3 7–0 2–4 10–9 7–12 5–2 14–5 5–2 12–8
    Minnesota 3–4 2–4 10–9 8–11 10–9 3–3 8–11 0–7 3–4 1–6 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 9–11
    New York 6–13 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 3–3 8–11 4–3 11–8 13–7
    Oakland 4–2 4–3 3–4 4–2 2–5 11–8 2–5 9–10 6–1 4–2 9–10 4–2 9–10 4–3 13–7
    Seattle 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–2 4–2 10–9 5–2 12–7 2–5 3–3 10–9 4–3 9–10 4–3 9–11
    Tampa Bay 7–12 10–9 2–5 2–4 4–3 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 11–8 2–4 3–4 5–2 8–11 10–10
    Texas 1–6 2–4 4–2 1–6 3–4 8–11 1–5 5–14 5–2 3–4 10–9 10–9 2–5 2–4 10–10
    Toronto 8–11 12–7 2–5 4–2 5–1 3–4 3–4 2–5 2–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–2 13–7


    Schedule and Results

    Game log

    Legend
    Athletics Win Athletics Loss Game Postponed / Tie Home Game
    2014 Game Log
    Total: 88-74 (Home: 48-33; Away: 40-41)

    Post-season

    Wild Card Game

    The 2014 American League Wild Card game took place on September 30, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Oakland Athletics took on the Kansas City Royals. Oakland went out to an early lead after a first inning 2-run homerun from Brandon Moss, scoring Coco Crisp. Kansas City responded in the bottom half of the inning, and trimmed Oakland’s Lead to 1 after a Billy Butler single, scoring Nori Aoki. The Royals later took the lead in the 3rd inning, following two RBI singles from Lorenzo Cain, and Eric Hosmer. In the top of the 6th inning, Brandon Moss hit his second homerun of the game, which scored Sam Fuld and Josh Donaldson. Followed by RBI singles from Derek Norris and Coco Crisp, making the score 7-3 Oakland after 6 innings. The Royals then scored 3 more runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, making the score 7-6. Kansas City would later tie the game in the bottom of the 9th using their well documented “small ball” techniques, and scored from an Aoki sacrifice fly, sending the game to extra innings. Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the 12th, where Alberto Callaspo scored Josh Reddick on a single to left field, which put the Athletics up 8-7. In the bottom of the 12th Kansas city rallied back, and tied the game on an infield single, and later won the game in walk-off fashion on a Salvador Perez single down the 3rd base line. The 2014 AL Wild Card playoff game became the longest game in the history of the MLB wild card. The Royals would later continue their hot streak, and found themselves in the 2014 World Series, where they later lost to the San Francisco Giants.[4][5]

    Postseason game log

    2014 Postseason Game Log
    Total: 0-1 (Home: 0-0; Away: 0-1)


    Roster

    2014 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    All-stars

    The following players represented the Athletics at the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game:

    • 3B Josh Donaldson
    • C Derek Norris
    • 1B Brandon Moss
    • OF Yoenis Céspedes
    • LHP Sean Doolittle
    • LHP Scott Kazmir

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Midland[6]

    References

    External links

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