Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.
Jake Peavy pitched six innings without allowing an earned run – even remaining in the game after a rain delay of 2 hours, 42 minutes – and the San Francisco Giants routed the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night.
The A’s have lost seven of nine, including a four-game series at the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels before dropping two of three to Seattle at the Coliseum.
Ryan Vogelsong (8-10) was roughed up for a career-high four home runs among 10 hits allowed in five-plus innings. He gave up eight runs, matching a career high in another tough outing at Coors Field.
James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games.
Buster Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, rallying the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Tuesday night.
The new kids got things rolling and the familiar face with the bushy beard brought the win home.
Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began.
San Francisco Giants skipper Bruce Bochy is keeping it in the family.
Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday.
Here is a recap of the first week of the MLB Playoffs.