“I don&’t know,” Gomes said when asked if he&’ll be back in Oakland. “This season&’s been magical for me. It&’s been a dream come true. Would I like to? Absolutely. But I&’m not a GM, nor am I an agent. I&’m a baseball player. We&’ll see.”



  • The Oakland Athletics watch the last out during their 6-0 loss in game five during the ALDS against Detroit, Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 eliminating Oakland from the playoffs. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Evan Scribner made his postseason debut and became the sixth rookie pitcher used by Oakland in the division series, an MLB record. The A's used nine rookies overall, tying another mark.

The A's are now 0-5 in five-game division series, the other losses coming from 2000 to 2003.

Dating back to the 1990 World Series, Oakland has now lost eight of their past nine postseason series.

AL Division Series Game 5


The A's struck out 50 times against Detroit, an Oakland record for a five-game series. Josh Reddick set the individual franchise mark with 10 whiffs, one more than Dib Williams in the 1931 World Series.

LF Yoenis Cespedes hit safely in all five games in his postseason debut.

Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday night was famed rapper and music producer MC Hammer, who spent eight years (1973-1980) as a clubhouse assistant and bat boy in Oakland, when he was known as Stanley Burrell.

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