Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.
An apparent game-tying homer by Oakland’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.
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.
14th ranked Stanford meets number one Oregon in Eugene Saturday. Madden said Stanford will have their hands full with Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s fast and versatile offense.
With a 19-4 streak in the month of July, the Oakland A’s are one of the hottest teams in the majors, but fan attendance at the O.co Coliseum is still down in the dumps.
For all that this club went through this winter watching two starting pitchers traded away along with the All-Star closer, landing Ramirez and outbidding some big spenders for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes means an awful lot to the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement on a three-year contract to keep Bob Melvin as their permanent manager
The Athletics come out of the All-Star break with the third-worst record in the American League at 39-53 and are 12 games behind Texas in the AL West after being swept by the Rangers in a four-game series.
The Kansas City Royals beat Oakland 7-4 on Tuesday night to spoil the home debut of Athletics interim manager Bob Melvin.
Scott Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run double in the ninth inning to rally the Oakland Athletics past the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Friday night, ending a 10-game losing streak.