Grant Balfour

Former Oakland A's Grant Balfour Shows Off Massive Truck At Rays Spring TrainingFormer 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.
A's Acquire Closer Jim Johnson From OriolesThe Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
A's Top Tigers For 2-1 AL Division Series LeadThe 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.
A's Defeat Mariners, Clinch Home Field In AL Divisional SeriesBartolo 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.
A's Unable To Hold On, Lose To Angels In 11 InningsJosh 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.
A's Defeat Angels In Walk-Off, Stay 6 ½ Ahead In AL WestThe 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.
Balfour Coughs It Up, A's Lose In Walk-Off Fashion To TigersThe 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.
A's Hold On Late, Defeat TigersCoco 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.
A's Hold On For 1st Win Over Cleveland In 5 TriesThe 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.
Community Corner: Oakland A's Team Up With National CharityThe wives of the Oakland A's players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.
A's Unable To Hold Off Astros In 9th InningRookie Jonathan Villar scored the winning run from second base in the ninth inning when catcher Derek Norris had a passed ball and then made a bad throw on the same play to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Reddick, A's Rally Late To Defeat AstrosJosh Reddick put Oakland on top with a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Athletics remained perfect this season against the Houston Astros with a 4-3 victory Monday night.
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