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.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers’ struggles on their longest homestand of the season.
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.