A's set franchise record with seventh straight multi-homer game originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com
We knew this A's lineup could hit for power, and although their bullpen blew the lead in an 8-7 loss Sunday to the Texas Rangers, there's no question Oakland's offense is the story early in the season.
Here are five wild facts about the power surge:
1. The A's have hit two or more home runs in seven consecutive games, setting a franchise record.
Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman went deep in the loss at Texas. Within the streak, the A's hit five home runs in back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday in Baltimore, just the second time the franchise has accomplished that feat.
2. Oakland has hit 21 home runs in its last seven games, more than 19 teams have hit all season.
During their seven-game multi-home run streak, the A's have belted 21 total homers. That's more than 19 MLB teams have hit all season. The 21 long balls consisted of 12 solo shots, eight two-run homers and a three-run blast.
Oakland has scored 58 total runs in those seven games, an average of more than eight per contest.
3. The A's have hit 14 home runs in their last four games, more than five teams have hit all season.
Oakland really picked up the power beginning Wednesday in Baltimore, blasting five home runs in back-to-back games. They have hit 14 homers in their last four games, which is more than the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Giants have hit all season. Khris Davis has accounted for five of those 14 blasts.
4. Oakland is on pace to hit 307 home runs this season.
Last season, the New York Yankees set an MLB record with 267 homers. The A's are on pace to shatter that mark. Through 19 games, Oakland has crushed 36 homers, putting them on pace for 307 this season.
The Seattle Mariners actually lead the majors with 39 homers.
5. Davis leads MLB with 10 home runs, more than the Tigers have hit as a team.
Davis led the majors with 48 homers last season, and his 10 round-trippers this year again top the leaderboard. Incredibly, KD has hit more home runs than the entire Tigers team. Davis also is tied with the Rockies.