Stat of the Day: Marte's SB streak ends

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Athletics this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

Sept. 15: A's 12, Royals 10 -- Marte's stolen-base streak ends
OF Starling Marte was a perfect 23-for-23 in stolen bases since joining the A's via trade on July 28 before he was thrown out by Salvador Perez to cap a double play. Despite his streak coming to an end, Marte owns the second longest streak of successful stolen base attempts by a player to start their A's career. Mitchell Page holds the record with 26, which was set in 1977. Marte's 23 stolen bases are the most by an A's player since Rajai Davis had 26 in 2017.

Sept. 14: Royals 10, A's 7 -- Defense remains elite
The A's played another errorless game on Tuesday and have committed just 61 errors, which is second in the Major Leagues to the Astros, who have 59 errors. Oakland is on pace to break the club record for fewest errors in a season. They committed just 80 errors in 2019.

Sept. 12: Rangers 4, A's 3 -- Oly nearing Canseco
Matt Olson's two-run blast off Taylor Hearn pushed his RBI total against left-handers this season to 45. That's one shy of the Oakland single-season recorded held by Jose Canseco, who drove in 46 runs against southpaws in 1987.

Sept. 11: Rangers 8, A's 6 -- Oly goes yard for hit No. 500
Matt Olson's 33rd homer of the year, a solo blast off Wes Benjamin in the third inning, was his 18th of the season off a left-handed pitcher, which leads the Majors. The homer also helped him reach a milestone, as it was the 500th hit of his career.

Sept. 10: A's 10, Rangers 5 -- No homers, no problem
When the A's have a high-scoring performance, those games typically feature home runs. But this 10-run, 16-hit effort against Texas was produced without a ball leaving the park, marking the first time the A's have scored 10 or more runs in a game without a homer since the second game of a doubleheader against the Astros on Sept. 9, 2017.

Sept. 9: A's 3, White Sox 1 -- Manaea's Central success continues
Something about facing American League Central teams brings the best out of Sean Manaea. Tossing seven strong innings of one-run ball, Manaea now holds an 11-game winning streak against AL Central teams that dates back to Aug. 23, 2016.

Sept. 8: A's 5, White Sox 1 -- A rarity from Pinder
Chad Pinder hasn't had the season he would like as he's battled through various injuries, but he provided a big hit against Chicago with an RBI triple that provided some insurance. The triple was his first of the season and first since June 16, 2018.

Sept. 7: White Sox 6, A's 3 -- Marte can't be stopped
Starling Marte continued his electric ways on the basepaths, swiping another bag to push his Major League-leading stolen base total to 43. Now 21-for-21 on stolen base attempts since joining the A's via trade on July 28, Marte owns the second longest streak of successful stolen base attempts by a player to start their A's career. Mitchell Page holds the record with 26, which was set in 1977.

Sept. 5: Blue Jays 8, A's 0 -- A's stifled by Blue Jays
The A's followed up a pair of high-scoring performances with a rare offensive dud on Sunday. Oakland's two hits against Toronto in the series finale marked its lowest single-game hit total of the season.

Sept. 4: Blue Jays 10, A's 8 -- A's stolen-base streak ends
Tony Kemp was nabbed trying to steal second base in the first inning on Saturday afternoon, snapping a streak of 21 consecutive successful stolen-base attempts by the A's. They finished one short of the Oakland record of 22, which was set in 1983 and matched in 1992.

Sept. 3: Blue Jays 11, A's 10 -- Chapman notches 500th hit
Matt Chapman's first of two hits on Friday night -- a booming two-run double off the wall in left -- marked hit No. 500 for his career. The A's third baseman has reached a couple of nice milestones this year, also clubbing his 100th career home run on Aug. 14.

Sept. 2: A's 8, Tigers 6 -- Montas in the zone
After two consecutive scoreless starts of seven innings, Frankie Montas gave his team 6 2/3 frames in the finale, adding seven strikeouts to his career-high total. The big righty has 174 punchouts on the season, tops among the club and fifth-best in the American League, behind only the Yankees' Gerrit Cole (215), the Blue Jays' Robbie Ray (202), and White Sox Dylan Cease (188) and Lucas Giolito (180).

Sept. 1: Tigers 8, A's 6 -- Olson on a mission
It's no secret Matt Olson is having a career season, and the first baseman added to his budding Oakland legend with a three-RBI game, his first since Aug. 1 against the Angels. This two-run double in the fifth inning put the A's in front, giving him 25 such hits on the year. Olson, who finished the night 1-for-2 with a walk, leads the team in RBIs (87) and home runs (32).