The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a marathon game that ended at 1:41 a.m. on the West Coast. By time, it was the longest game ever played in Oakland _ and the longest in Angels history.
Jarrod Parker pitched his best game of the season. One pitch cost him a chance for the victory.
Justin Verlander outpitched Brett Anderson to do in the Athletics again, and Prince Fielder homered for the second straight day as the Detroit Tigers slowed down one of baseball’s hottest teams with a 7-3 victory Saturday.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Saturday in the final tuneup for both teams.
State Controller John Chiang found Thursday that San Jose’s Redevelopment Agency improperly transferred $148.1 million for projects that included land to be given for an Oakland A’s ballpark, but a city official said the ruling does not jeopardize the stadium deal.
Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer off Jered Weaver in the first inning, Luke Montz and Yoenis Cespedes each had two-run drives in the second off the Angels’ ace and an Oakland Athletics split squad blew a big lead before rallying for a 13-13 tie with Los Angeles on Saturday.
Nick Tepesch gave up one run, three hits and two walks in three innings Saturday as a Rangers’ split squad beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3. All but a single came in the third inning.
The Oakland Athletics have acquired infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for first baseman Chris Carter and two minor leaguers.
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with left-handed pitcher Jerry Blevins and first baseman Brandon Moss, avoiding salary arbitration with both players.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year.