Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics has been chosen as manager of the year for the American League after leading the low-budget Oakland A’s to the American League Western Division crown by beating out the Texas Rangers on the final day of the season.
While they’ve already locked up a playoff spot, the Oakland Athletics suddenly find themselves on the verge of overtaking the Texas Rangers.
The left-handed Matt Harrison looks for his seventh straight victory while trying to help the Texas Rangers continue their recent home success against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
The AL West-leading Rangers will try to improve their losing record against divisional foes in Thursday night’s four-game series opener with the Athletics in Arlington.
Joe Saunders held Oakland to one earned run over six innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their winning streak to a season-long five games with a 4-3 victory over the Athletics on Sunday.
Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Vin Mazzaro pitched six stellar innings and the Kansas City Royals beat punchless Oakland 2-0 Sunday, handing the Athletics their third shutout in four games.
Matt Capps came to the mound for Minnesota with the familiar soundtrack of Metallica music and a round of boos.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight scoreless innings and Andruw Jones hit a solo homer that helped the New York Yankees win their season-high fifth straight game, 2-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
The Oakland Athletics snapped an 11-game losing streak in San Francisco with a 6-2 victory over the Bay Area rival Giants on Sunday.