Found July 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Oakland is suddenly a hotbed of power. The A's, at or near the bottom of the league in homers each of the past four seasons, have 92 home runs this year, putting them in the middle of the pack. After 89 games last year, the same point of the season, Oakland had 47 homers. In each of the past two games, the A's have hit four homers -- including three in the second inning Sunday at Minnesota. Five A's players have double-digit homers: Josh Reddick (21), Brandon Moss (11), Yoenis Cespedes (11), Jonny Gomes (10) and Seth Smith (10). Smith, Cespedes and rookie Chris Carter all hit homers in back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday. Smith sent a ball into the second deck in right field both days. Carter has five homers in nine games, playing in a platoon with Moss. Carter is a right-handed hitter -- and three of his homers have come off right-handed pitchers. Since June 4, the A's have 50 homers, the third most in the majors in that span. Cuban rookie Cespedes, 2...
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