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BY THE NUMBERS

4

Home runs by the Athletics (Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez, Jason Giambi, John Jaha) off Devil Rays pitching in the fourth inning, Aug. 1, 1999.

9

Wins by Oakland in 10 games against the Rays in 1999.

9.00

Larry Rothschild's career ERA vs. Oakland (2 innings, 2 runs, 2 hits with Detroit, Sept. 4, 1982).

24

Number worn by pitcher Doug Jones, who didn't have to pay a dime for it (he arrived in Oakland in 1999, the year after Rickey Henderson left).

43

Number worn by Esteban Yan, credited with the only win over the A's in 1999 with 1 innings of relief.

4,107

Average of fewer fans attending each Oakland home game than each Tampa Bay home game.

WHO'S HOT

First baseman Jason Giambi, who leads the majors with 51 RBI, is batting .435 over the past seven games and is at .313 for the season.

WHO'S NOT

Rightfielder Matt Stairs is batting .100 over the same stretch to drag his season average down to .207. He recently was dropped from the cleanup spot.

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