• Gray returns to form, A's rise to MLB's best record

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 18, 2014
    "We needed [Gray] to go seven," said A's manager Bob Melvin. Gray walked two and gave up an infield single before Shin-Soo Choo's two-run single made it 2-2. "Anytime, at this point in time in the season, that you can say you have the best record in baseball, it's satisfying, but there's a lot of baseball yet to be played," said manager Bob Melvin. The Oakland righty, on the heels of consecutive losses for the first time in his young career, righted the ship and looked like an ace again in the matinee, firing seven innings of two-run ball in a 4-2 series-clinching victory at the Coliseum.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Among pitching elite, Gray is an early riser

      At the age of 24, and less than three years removed from signing his first pro contract, Sonny Gray has stepped in and become the go-to guy in the A's injury-plagued rotation, a key part of the A's bid for a third consecutive American League West title.
      Source: MLB.com
    • A's take place atop MLB as Gray bounces back

      Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth inning, and Sonny Gray pitched Oakland over the Texas Rangers 4-2 Wednesday, giving the Athletics the best record in the majors.
      Source: ESPN.com

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