David DeJesus hit his first two home runs of the season, Trevor Cahill pitched another gem and the Oakland A’s snapped Cleveland’s seven-game winning streak.
A’s starter Brandon McCarthy (1-2) surrendered seven runs and 14 hits over 5 1-3 innings in his fifth start, in Oakland’s 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Brett Anderson struck out eight and outdueled usual Oakland nemesis John Lackey for his first victory of the season.
The Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Friday night for manager Jim Leyland’s 1,500th career win.
Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Tyson Ross is making it hard on his manager. Bob Geren needs to pick a fifth starter, and Ross hasn’t done anything to eliminate himself from consideration.
Outfielder Josh Willingham has no trouble saying it in January: The Oakland Athletics should contend for the AL West this season.
The Athletics have boosted their offense and added a reliable outfielder, acquiring David DeJesus from the Kansas City Royals for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league lefty Justin Marks.