Felix Hernandez struck out eight on opening day in his first start since signing a $175 million, seven-year contract in February, and the Mariners beat the reigning AL West champion Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Monday night.
Yoenis Cespedes homered, Daric Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics held off the Cleveland Indians 7-6 on Tuesday.
If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson cruised through three innings, giving up only an infield single and a walk while striking out three.
Announced as Oakland’s opening-day starter before the game, Brett Anderson allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Thursday in the Athletics’ 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
The A’s needed their veterans to lead the way in Game Three at the O.co Coliseum tonight, and that’s just what happened. Brett Anderson and Grant Balfour put forth the pitching bookends, and Coco Crisp supplied the offense and the defense for Oakland in a big 2-0 victory.
Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Oakland Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night.
Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson will likely miss a start after straining his right oblique in Wednesday night’s 6-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Brett Anderson gave up two hits, one on a questionable call, over seven innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Monday night.