Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning and Jarrod Parker earned his eighth straight win as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Saturday.
Baltimore welcomes the Athletics, who expect to have the newly acquired Kurt Suzuki for the opener of a three-game set Friday night. The Orioles (71-55) are three games behind the A’s (71-55) for the second wild-card spot,
J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Adam Jones added a three-run shot in the ninth and the Baltimore Orioles pounded the San Francisco Giants 10-2 on Sunday.
Chris Tillman looks to win his fifth consecutive start and help the Orioles stay perfect on an eight-game road trip Friday night in the series opener against the San Francisco Giants.
Bud Norris walked down the hall to his new team, the Baltimore Orioles, and stepped right into the middle of a pennant race.
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?
Third baseman Manny Machado made a throwing error in the 10th inning and the Oakland A’s completed their comeback, beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 Sunday.
Tthe Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday.
Oakland (13-9) will be looking to bounce back after dropping five of six on its road trip to Tampa Bay and Boston.
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.