Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday.
The Giants sit in first place in the National League West after beating the Diamondbacks 7-3 in their home opener Tuesday.
Michael Morse hit a two-run single to back Tim Hudson as each made memorable home debuts with their new team, and Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer for the San Francisco Giants in a 7-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
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Yoenis Cespedes proved he can play through a hurting right heel, giving Scott Kazmir and the A’s a spark with a pair of RBIs that helped spoil the Minnesota Twins’ home opener with an 8-3 victory on Monday.
Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Reigning AL saves leader Jim Johnson struck out two and closed it out this time after losing back-to-back outings to begin with his new team, sealing the Oakland Athletics’ 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 and the Giants hit three home runs in a 7-2 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A’s 3-1 on Saturday.
The game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was called off Friday night because of a water-logged field that both teams and the umpiring crew said made conditions dangerous.
Here is a recap of the first week of the MLB Playoffs.