Call it revenge against the nerds: with just hours to go, the big-market New York Mets and star slugger David Wright staged a comeback to claim the “Face of MLB” title over surprising finalist Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics in a Twitter-based contest run by Major League Baseball.
A lack of name recognition hasn’t stopped the Oakland A’s from claiming the last two American League West titles and, if their fans have anything to say about it, it won’t stop spectacle-sporting infielder Eric Sogard from becoming the face of Major League Baseball.
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.
Mike Zunino hit his first career home run on a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Tommy Milone (3-4), who lost a career-worst fourth straight start, was done in by shoddy defense and no run support.
Bartolo Colon allowed three hits and the Oakland Athletics capitalized on eight walks, two balks and two errors to beat the Boston Red Sox 13-0 in a rain-shortened seven-inning game Tuesday night.
Josh Donaldson’s eighth-inning triple drove in Josh Reddick for the winning run and Oakland Athletics overcame starter A.J. Griffin’s early struggles for a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Brandon Moss tied a career high with five RBIs, including his second homer in two games, and the Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to seven games with an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday 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.
Tommy Milone had a successful rookie season, and then started off spring training with five scoreless innings in two starts. Still, he’s treating camp as if he needs to earn a spot in the Athletics’ rotation.