Stat of the Day: Strong first 70

12:49 AM UTC is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the A's this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

June 16: A's 8, Angels 4 -- An impressive benchmark
After Wednesday's victory, the A's improved to a season-high 16 games above .500. Their record of 43-27 is their best through 70 games since 1990, when they began that season 45-25 before later reaching the World Series that October.

June 15: A's 6, Angels 4 -- Firing on all cylinders
After Tuesday's win, the A's improved to 15 games over .500 with a record of 42-27. They had not been more than 14 games over .500 since finishing the 2019 season at 97-65.

June 14: A's 8, Angels 5 -- Moreland joins 1,000-hit club
Mitch Moreland's single to left in the second inning marked the veteran's 1,000th career hit.

June 13: A's 6, Royals 3 -- Melvin joins elite group
A's manager Bob Melvin reached 1,300 career wins as a manager, becoming the 35th manager in Major League history to do so.

June 12: A's 11, Royals 2 -- Chapman ends a drought
Matt Chapman blasted a solo homer in Saturday's game to snap a career-high stretch of 32 consecutive games without a long ball.

June 11: A's 4, Royals 3 -- Kings of the walk-off
The A's walk-off victory on Friday was their sixth of the season, which leads the Majors. They are also now 6-1 in games when tied after the eighth inning.

June 10: Royals 6, A's 1 -- A rare righty HR for Jed
Jed Lowrie's homer off Mike Minor in Thursday's game was his first off a left-handed pitcher since 2018, during his previous stint with the A's.

June 9: A's 4, D-backs 0 -- A second season series sweep
After completing a two-game sweep of the D-backs, the A's finished 4-0 in their season series against Arizona. This marks the second time the A's have swept a season series from the D-backs, after going 3-0 against them in 2001.

June 8: A's 5, D-backs 2 -- Pinder off the bench
Chad Pinder came off the bench in Tuesday's game and recorded three hits. In doing so, he joined Ossee Schrecongost and Mike Gallego as the only players in A's history with two career three-hit efforts in games they did not start.

June 6: Rockies 3, A's 1 -- Kaprielian's strong start
Through five starts, James Kaprielian has a 3.08 ERA across 26 1/3 innings and has struck out more than a batter per frame, totaling 28 in that span.

June 5: A's 6, Rockies 3 -- Irvin had the goods
Cole Irvin generated 19 called strikes and whiffs with his fastball, the most he's had in a single start in his career.

June 4: A's 9, Rockies 5 -- Road warriors
The A's have averaged eight runs in the first four games of their current road trip after averaging just three runs in their last homestand (which spanned seven games).

June 2: A's 6, Mariners 0 -- Manaea goes distance again
Sean Manaea took sole possession of the Major League lead with two shutouts this season. He tossed a seven-inning shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against the Twins on April 20.

June 1: A's 12, Mariners 6 -- Melvin passes La Russa
A's manager Bob Melvin reached a huge milestone on Tuesday with his 799th win as manager of the A's, surpassing Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for most managerial wins in Oakland history. The franchise record is 3,582 by Connie Mack during his tenure with the Philadelphia Athletics.