Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help lift the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Josh Willingham doubled and drove in two runs for the A’s, who had won five of six against their AL West rivals before Tuesday’s loss.
Guillermo Moscoso held Kansas City hitless until rookie Salvador Perez singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Royals 7-0 Wednesday.
Josh Willingham hit a home run and had two hits, Coco Crisp drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Tuesday night.
Conor Jackson drove in three runs, Hideki Matsui had four hits and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-3 on Thursday.
Coco Crisp and Hideki Matsui homered for the Athletics, who have lost 30 of their last 37 games away from home. Oakland entered hitting an AL-low .232 on the road.
Conor Jackson hit a two-run double in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from three runs down to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Monday night.
Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen each hit a two-run homer in Detroit’s six-run fifth inning, and the Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Guillermo Moscoso allowed two hits in seven innings and Scott Sizemore homered to help the Athletics salvage the finale of a three-game series with a 2-0 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Bob Melvin thinks his club is on the verge of coming out of its offensive slumber. Just the same, Oakland’s manager plans to shake things up a little.