Data via the Baseball-Reference Play Index
Oakland entered Tuesday with the worst record in baseball, at 14-26, despite being outscored by only four runs for the season. The A’s have been particularly unfortunate in one-run games, going 2-13 in those contests. In the 30-team era, no other team with a run differential of -4 or better through 40 games has had a record as bad as Oakland’s. Close company includes the 2014 Cubs (-8 RD, 13-27) and the 2000 Astros (-2 RD, 15-25).