Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.
Alberto Callaspo hit a 3-run homer and the Oakland A’s went deep 4 times to back Sonny Gray’s strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros.
Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.
“We have some legitimate rivalries right now with Los Angeles,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.
Backup catcher Hector Sanchez’s RBI single ended a 12-inning 3-2 Giants victory over the Dodgers at AT&T Park Tuesday night. The game lasted almost five hours.
Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth.
Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout’s tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Here is a recap of the first week of the MLB Playoffs.