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• Brandon Moss received his fourth straight start at first base Thursday, but Melvin said Chris Carter will be back in the starting lineup at the position Friday and Saturday, with the visiting Orioles throwing out a pair of lefties. Entering the day, Moss was 5-for-16 with two home runs and three RBIs on the road trip.

• Entering Thursday, A's starting pitchers had walked three batters or fewer in each of the last 41 games, which ties the longest such streak in Oakland history. They also had a 41-game streak July 16-Aug. 28, 2001.

• Jonny Gomes collected a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning of Wednesday's A's victory, and the team is now batting .309 in the pinch for the season, which is the best mark in the American League.

• Brandon Moss received his fourth straight start at first base Thursday, but Melvin said Chris Carter will be back in the starting lineup at the position Friday and Saturday, with the visiting Orioles throwing out a pair of lefties. Entering the day, Moss was 5-for-16 with two home runs and three RBIs on the road trip.

• Entering Thursday, A's starting pitchers had walked three batters or fewer in each of the last 41 games, which ties the longest such streak in Oakland history. They also had a 41-game streak July 16-Aug. 28, 2001.

• Jonny Gomes collected a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning of Wednesday's A's victory, and the team is now batting .309 in the pinch for the season, which is the best mark in the American League.