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• The A's are 60-35 (.632 winning percentage) with Yoenis Cespedes in the starting lineup and 12-22 (.353 winning percentage) when the Cuban rookie doesn't start.

• Oakland entered Thursday's contest a season-high 15 games over .500 (72-57). The A's haven't been more than 15 games over .500 since finishing the 2006 campaign 93-69.

• The A's are 60-35 (.632 winning percentage) with Yoenis Cespedes in the starting lineup and 12-22 (.353 winning percentage) when the Cuban rookie doesn't start.

• Oakland entered Thursday's contest a season-high 15 games over .500 (72-57). The A's haven't been more than 15 games over .500 since finishing the 2006 campaign 93-69.