Dan Otero

Jonny Gomes #15 of the Oakland Athletics hits a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 27, 2014 in Houston. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Late, Defeat Astros

Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.


Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics attempting to steal third base is tagged out by Don Kelly #32 of the Detoit Tigers in the bottom of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 27, 2014 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold Off Tigers In Battle Of Division Leaders

Pinch-runner Rajai Davis scored on Austin Jackson’s fielder’s choice groundout in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak.


(L-R) Derek Norris #36, Alberto Callaspo #18 and Daric Barton #10 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate a three run home run by Norris during the tenth inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Athletics defeated the Twins 7-4 in eleven innings. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Norris, Athletics Top Twins In 11 Innings

Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday.


A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago Cubs at O.co Coliseum on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Rally To Defeat Cubs, Regain AL West Lead

Derek Norris hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Tuesday night to regain the AL West lead.


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Otero Called Up From Minors To Help A’s Pitching

The Oakland Athletics purchased the contract of pitcher Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and optioned left-hander Hideki Okajima to the minors.