3:42 AM EDT, Sun October 26, 2014

Another look at A’s wild-card loss, plus today’s news

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum A’s manager Bob Melvin has done a lot of rehashing of last night’s 9-8 loss in 12 innings to the Royals in the American League wild-card game, and he said a lot of interesting things about some of the strategy in the game. First, on not using Adam Dunn to pinch hit, Melvin reiterated what he said last night when I asked him: There wasn’t a right spot to use him. When Alberto Callaspo pinch-hit in the 12th (and drove in a run with a single), Melvin figured that the Royals would walk Dunn if he’d used him there. In the [...]

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