A's Top Twins For 5th Straight WinDanny Valencia had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Billy Butler added two hits and an RBI and the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Sweep! Hot-Hitting Davis Leads A’s Past RangersKhris Davis hit his fourth home run in two games, Danny Valencia drove in two and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers.
Valencia Homers 3 Times, A's Beat Rays 7-6Danny Valencia hit three home runs, including a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted the Oakland A's to a 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper PaceEvery fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn't going to go over those limits too soon!
Tiebreaking 3-Run Homer Powers Twins Over AthleticsDanny Valencia delivered another key hit, launching a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning that sent Kevin Slowey and the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Saturday.