Scott Kazmir (1-0) pitched 7 1-3 scoreless innings against his former team in his Oakland debut to help the A’s win the opener 6-1. They appeared to be on their way to a sweep when they took a 4-3 lead into the ninth with help from Brantley’s dropped fly ball.
The Oakland Athletics scratched left-hander Scott Kazmir from their spring game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday due to left triceps stiffness. Brandon Moss and Nick Punto then had two hits apiece as Oakland went on to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs’ split-squad.
Brandon Moss and Sam Fuld homered and the Oakland Athletics finished in an 8-8 tie in 10 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination – and simmering with frustration.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Oakland Athletics survived a shaky night from the bullpen to extend their AL West lead with a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Brandon Moss homered twice, drove in a career-high six runs in the Oakland Athletics’ 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain on Tuesday night.
Brian Roberts hit a grand slam, Adam Jones homered and had three RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Friday night to gain ground in the wild-card race.
Brandon Moss hit a solo home run over the center-field fence with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night.
Dan Straily pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday night.