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• The A's used their 11th different lineup of the season Saturday.

• Oakland is off to its second best start since moving west from Kansas City in 1968.

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• The A's used their 11th different lineup of the season Saturday.

• Oakland is off to its second best start since moving west from Kansas City in 1968.

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• Nate Freiman, the only rookie on the roster who was with the team on Opening Day, wasn't with the A's until he was claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros on March 23.

• Left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins has yet to allow a run in seven appearances (6 1/3 innings).

• Shortstop Jed Lowrie was given a scheduled day off.

"The guy has played every inning of every game," Melvin said. "It's prudent to give him a day off."

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com.

Oakland Athletics, Jerry Blevins, Coco Crisp, Nate Freiman, John Jaso, Jed Lowrie