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• There were no new updates on the recovery of McCarthy, just four days after the starter was hit in the head by a batted ball Wednesday night. Oakland trainer Nick Paparesta said on Saturday that McCarthy was improving, but added that he was not completely out of the "critical" stage of recovery.

• Backup catcher George Kottaras has 13 RBIs and four home runs in his past five games. He started both Friday and Saturday, but Melvin put Derek Norris back behind the plate on Sunday with Mariners lefty Jason Vargas on the mound.

• The A's extended their road winning streak to eight games with Saturday's 6-1 win over Seattle, which ties the club's sixth longest winning streak in history.

• There were no new updates on the recovery of McCarthy, just four days after the starter was hit in the head by a batted ball Wednesday night. Oakland trainer Nick Paparesta said on Saturday that McCarthy was improving, but added that he was not completely out of the "critical" stage of recovery.

• Backup catcher George Kottaras has 13 RBIs and four home runs in his past five games. He started both Friday and Saturday, but Melvin put Derek Norris back behind the plate on Sunday with Mariners lefty Jason Vargas on the mound.

• The A's extended their road winning streak to eight games with Saturday's 6-1 win over Seattle, which ties the club's sixth longest winning streak in history.