Former Oakland A’s pitcher Grant Balfour has a new team and a new ride, pulling up in a gargantuan behemoth of a black truck at spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination – and simmering with frustration.
Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.
Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning then put the Angels ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday.
The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again. And it’s looking a lot like a year ago when they rallied to win the AL West and stun the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day — with walkoffs and whipped cream pie celebrations.
The Tigers scored four times in the ninth off the A’s Grant Balfour (0-3). A two-out walk set up Victor Martinez’ RBI single, then Torii Hunter homered as the Tigers avoided a sweep.
Coco Crisp and Daric Barton each drove in two runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Monday night.
The A’s gained ground on first-place Texas in the AL West race for the second straight day, pulling within a half-game after the Rangers lost at home to Seattle.
The wives of the Oakland A’s players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.