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Tommy Milone #57 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on April 26, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Pitching Proving To Be Key To Success For A’s

Pitching has been vital to the Oakland Athletics’ surge. The A’s are hoping Tommy Milone can keep the success on the mound going as they visit the struggling Brewers for the first time in 16 years Monday evening.

06/03/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI triple driving in Coco Crisp #4 against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Lose At Home To Surging A’s In Bay Bridge Series

Tommy Milone won his second straight decision following a five-start skid, pinch-hitter Nate Freiman had a two-run single, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

05/29/2013

Chris Young #25 of the Oakland Athletics watches the ball as he hits a three run home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Young’s 3-Run Homer Gives A’s Win Over Astros

Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

05/24/2013

Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics is out at second as shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians throws to first for the double play during the third inning at Progressive Field on May 7, 2013 in Cleveland. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A’s Struggle In Shutout Loss To Cleveland

Tommy Milone (3-4), who lost a career-worst fourth straight start, was done in by shoddy defense and no run support.

05/07/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics attempting to steal over slides second base and gets tagged out by Howie Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 1, 2013 in Oakland. The Angels won the game 5-4. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Milone Gives Up 4 Runs, A’s Unable To Sweep Angels

Josh Donaldson, Nate Freiman and Luke Montz each had an RBI double for the A’s, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Adam Rosales also drove in a run.

05/01/2013

Tommy Milone #57 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on April 26, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Orioles In Shutout

The Orioles have won seven of their last nine games while the A’s have dropped seven of eight.

04/26/2013

Tommy Milone of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on April 15, 2013 in Oakland. All uniformed team members wore jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lowrie, Milone Lead A’s To Win Over Astros

Jed Lowrie drove in four runs, Tommy Milone won his third straight start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.

04/15/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics breaks his bat as he hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2013 in Anaheim. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Moss’ Homer, 5 RBIs Power A’s To Win Over Angels

Brandon Moss tied a career high with five RBIs, including his second homer in two games, and the Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to seven games with an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

04/10/2013

Josh Reddick #16 and Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after they both scored on a two-run double by Jed Lowrie (not pictured) against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 3, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lowrie Powers A’s Past Mariners

Jed Lowrie and Chris Young hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning, helping Tommy Milone and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Wednesday night.

04/03/2013

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A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics’ Young, High-Potential Starting Pitching

If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.

03/13/2013

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