Jon Lester worked into the seventh inning to win his Athletics debut and Gomes produced two timely hits during an eight-run burst in his Bay Area return for an 8-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.
Just minutes after swinging their second blockbuster trade of the season, trading slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes, the A’s have made another trade, bringing back outfielder Sam Fuld from the Twins for pitcher Tommy Milone.
The A’s have added another ace to their rotation, and brought back fan favorite Jonny Gomes for slugging outfielder Yenis Cespedes, confirms John Heyman of CBS Sports.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to extend the Oakland A’s lease at the O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.
The Giant’s remain among the league’s elite, despite a sputtering offense. The A’s? Still #1, but look who’s right behind them.
Two former Oakland Athletic ball club members were inducted into the baseball’s Hall of Fame.
A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.
The man who was supposed to close games for the A’s this year won’t even be on the team as the team makes its final playoff push.
The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.