The Oakland Athletics saw their longest winning streak in almost three years come to an end in their last game, but that doesn't mean their confidence has wavered any.
The Athletics continue their six-game road trip Friday night with the first of three against the Baltimore Orioles.
Oakland's seven-game run was snapped with a 10-4 loss at Toronto on Thursday. After a 16-0 win the night before matched the biggest shutout in franchise history, the Athletics were limited to five hits, including home runs by Josh Reddick and Brandon Inge.
Even with the loss, Oakland (53-45) has won 16 of 19 and feels good about where it's at.
"One of the reasons we've been successful is everyone's got a short memory here,'' Jonny Gomes said. "When we lose, once we leave these double doors, we clean the slate and come back ready to play tomorrow."
That confidence surely stems from the Athletics' pitching staff, which leads the AL with a 3.37 ERA. Oakland's staff had a 2.37 ERA in the 18 games prior ...