Tim Lincecum struck out eight and walked two over seven innings in his second consecutive start against Colorado and third in all this year.
Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
After putting their recent struggles against the San Francisco Giants to rest last week at home, the Colorado Rockies have their sights set on accomplishing the same goal at AT&T Park.
Baseball purists have often debated whether there should be a uniform strike zone or one left up to the interpretation of the umpire. Why should an umpire have any discretion about the parameters of a strike zone?
As Mark Appel sat in the Stanford dugout and glanced out at sun-kissed Sunken Diamond this week, the star pitcher reminded himself just how much it meant to return for his final college season.
David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
The two sides are at an impasse and no talks are currently scheduled.
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning after Gregor Blanco’s tying triple in the ninth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Rookie right-hander Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings and Yoenis Cespedes homered as the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game, 1-0 over the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish on Tuesday night.
Ryan Vogelsong broke his throwing hand on a swing after pitching himself toward his first win in seven starts, and the San Francisco Giants returned from a terrible road trip to beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Monday night.