Sean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied for an 8-6 win to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.
Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
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.
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.
Jay Bruce homered and made a run-saving catch on the warning track, and Mat Latos pitched into the eighth inning against Oakland’s slumping lineup on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics couldn’t add to their AL West lead, but they keep building plenty of momentum. Dan Straily hopes he can contribute to that run after losing his last two starts.
The Los Angeles Angels’ C.J. Wilson continued his recent mastery on the mound over the weekend, outdueling the Oakland Athletics’ Dan Straily. The visiting Angels will be looking for another dominant display Thursday night as Wilson and Straily square off again in the opener of a four-game set.
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.
After unseating the Pittsburgh Pirates for baseball’s best interleague record Monday, the Oakland Athletics hope to improve upon that mark Tuesday night. Dan Straily hopes his success against National League foes continues, too.