American League

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 21: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics strikes out swinging with two men on base to end the top of the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 21, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A’s Take Advantage Of Sloppy Tampa Bay Rays For 3-2 Win

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.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 06: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners slides into third base safe, beating the throw to Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the sixth inning at Coliseum on May 6, 2014 in Oakland, California. Seager went from first base to third on a single to center field from Dustin Ackley. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Athletics Fall To Mariners, 8-3

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 #60 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Complete Sweep Of Rangers In Texas

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.



Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

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?



Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

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?


A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers hits in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics as Oakland catcher Derek Norris #36 and umpire Lance Barrett #94 look on at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Hoping To Add To Woes For Slumping Rangers

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, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s Melvin Named AL Manager Of The Year

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.


Josh Donaldson #20 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics congratulate one another after they both scored on a hit by Derek Norris #36 in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on October 2, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

AL West Title To Be Decided In A’s-Rangers Showdown

While they’ve already locked up a playoff spot, the Oakland Athletics suddenly find themselves on the verge of overtaking the Texas Rangers.


Brandon Allen #31 of the Oakland Athletics slides in safe at home ahed of the throw to Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning during an MLB baseball game at Coliseum on September 21, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Griffin Set To Face Harrison In A’s, Rangers Match

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.


Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers slides into third as Eric Sogard #36 of the Oakland Athletics and Trevor Cahill #53 attempt to tag him out on a fielders choice in the seventh inning at Coliseum on August 13, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Athletics Set To Face Texas Rangers

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.