Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.
John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.
A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.
Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to start for the American League in the All-Star game Tuesday night in his last season playing professional baseball.
“The A’s looked a lot fresher,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “They looked quicker, they looked like they’re into it.”
Daniel Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night.
Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers to back a strong start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 10-5 on Sunday.
Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland’s only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.
Rookie Roenis Elias struck out six while pitching into the seventh to win consecutive starts for the first time, Justin Smoak drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Tuesday night for their season-best fourth straight victory.
Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, Eric Sogard matched his season total with three RBIs on Wednesday night and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a 12-1 rout of the sloppy Texas Rangers.