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Eric Chavez from the Chronology
Nov 2, 2006 - The AL Gold Glove winners are announced. Ivan Rodriguez wins his 12th award, extending his record for Cs. OFs Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunter and 3B Eric Chavez each win for the 6th straight season.
Oct 11, 2006 - The Tigers ride Justin Verlander to an 8-5 win over the Athletics in the ALCS. Curtis Granderson and Alexis Gomez homer for Detroit, overcoming a pair of homers by Milton Bradley and one by Eric Chavez for Oakland.
Oct 6, 2006 - The A’s down the Twins, 8-3, to sweep their Division series and move on to the ALCS. Milton Bradley and Eric Chavez homer for Oakland and Dan Haren gets the win. Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter homer in a losing cause for Minnesota.
Apr 16, 2006 - Curse of the bobblehead? On Huston Street bobblehead day, the closer relieves with the A's ahead of Texas 3–1 in the 9th. He gives up four runs on five hits, including a 2-run homer by Mark Teixeira, and takes the 5–3 loss. Eric Chavez is 4-for-4 with 2 doubles for the A’s.
Aug 7, 2005 - The A's down by 4 runs to the Mariners going into the bottom of the ninth inning. score five runs in the bottom of the frame to win the game. 8-7. The last time the A's scored 5 in the 9th to overcome a 4-run deficit was July 4 1957 according to the Elias Sports Bureau. After Mark Kotsay and Eric Chavez hit 2-run doubles Steve Swisher walks with the bases loaded to score the winner.
Aug 5, 2005 - Felix Fernandez 19 gives up 4 hits in 7 innings as Seattle downs the A's 2-0. Joe Blanton is the hard-luck loser. Blanton is helped by two unassisted double plays one on a popped bunt to Eric Chavez and one by his batterymate. Jason Kendall. When Yorvit Torrealba strikes out in the 5th and then is called for interference as Kendall tried to throw out Yuniesky Betancourt stealing second. Kendall earned his other U-DP in 2001 while with the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Retrosheet Mike Piazza of the New York Mets leads all active backstops with four.
Jul 14, 2005 - Rich Harden of the Athletics takes a perfect game into the 8th inning before Alfonse Soriano's one-out single stops it. Harden finishes with a 2-hit 6-0 win over Texas giving the A's their 14th win in 17 games. Eric Chavez's homer off Chan Ho Park (8-4) is all the scoring Harden needs.
Sep 13, 2004 - In Oakland Texas reliever Frank Francisco is arrested on a charge of aggravated battery after he tosses a chair into the right-field box seats and hits two spectators in the head and woman's nose is broken when the chair bounces and hits her. Francisco will be suspended for the rest of the season by ML baseball. With two outs in the 9th inning the Rangers' Alfonso Soriano ties the game 5-5 with his 2nd homer of the night. Moments later the Texas bench and bullpen clears. After a delay of 19 minutes the Athletics win 7-6 in the 10th inning when Eric Chavez hits a single following 3 walks and an error. Chavez ties the game in the 8th after Mark Teixeira hits his 35th homer off starter Tim Hudson. "Tonight it went over the line'' Rangers manager Buck Showalter said after the game. "It was a real break from the normal trash you hear from fans. We've had problems about every time we've come here." Texas reliever Doug Brocail is seen screaming at a male fan and the pitcher has to be restrained by his teammates and bullpen coach Mark Connor.
Oct 2, 2002 - The Athletics pummel the Twins 9-1 to even their division series at 1 game each. Christian Guzman homers for Minnesota's run while Eric Chavez hits a round-tripper for Oakland. Mark Mulder gets the win with 6 strong innings for the A's.
Aug 30, 2001 - Led by Eric Chavez who drives home a 8 runs the A's defeat the Orioles 15-0. He'll knock in 3 more tomorrow in the A's 9-5 win over Tampa Bay.
Jun 21, 2000 - The A's defeat the Orioles 10-3 as Eric Chavez becomes the first Oakland player to hit for the cycle at home since the team moved to Oakland in 1968. It is the A's 8th straight win a streak they haven't done since 1994.