Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep.
Josh Donaldson homered with one out in the 12th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers for their ninth straight victory Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics are off to their best start in more than two decades, but to keep rolling they made need Bartolo Colon to solve his woes against the Detroit Tigers.
The Oakland Athletics have reinstated pitcher Bartolo Colon from the suspended list and he will start Saturday night against Houston.
As expected, Oakland Athletics starter Bartolo Colon will start Saturday for the A’s, as his 50-game suspension — carried over from last season — will have concluded.
Chris Young hit a grand slam and Josh Donaldson homered among his four hits as the Oakland Athletics backed Bartolo Colon with a big offensive performance in a 9-7 victory over Milwaukee on Monday.
When all was accounted for, Brandon McCarthy and Bartolo Colon each allowed a pair of runs in four innings, the longest outing of the spring for both, and that was it for the offenses for both teams as the Diamondbacks and Athletics finished in a 2-2 tie Friday.
Bartolo Colon did not fare so well for Oakland, allowing five runs on seven hits and throwing 48 pitches in two innings.
Bartolo Colon knew he had failed a drug test for about six weeks before he got hit with a 50-game suspension last season. He made several starts for the Oakland Athletics while knowing he probably wouldn’t participate in the pennant race.
Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima made a point of walking across the clubhouse to greet pitcher Bartolo Colon. The new face of the Oakland Athletics’ infield, and an old, familiar one.