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A’s, Mariners To Open 2012 Season In Tokyo Dome

Ichiro Suzuki and possibly Hideki Matsui will begin the 2012 season playing before their countrymen.

09/29/2011

Cliff Pennington

Athletics Best Mariners, 9-2

Hideki Matsui plans to show up at the ballpark every day playing to win. His mindset remains the same in any situation.

09/02/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after striking out against Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Beat A’s, 1-0

Luis Perez pitched brilliantly in his first big league start, combining with Casey Janssen on a one-hitter, and Jose Bautista connected for his majors-best 36th home run to send the Toronto Blue Jays over the Oakland Athletics 1-0 Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–08/21/2011

Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after he hit a home run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on August 16, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Willingham, Crisp Lead A’s Over Orioles

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after giving up a homerun to Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 8, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers Edge Out Athletics In 9th

David Murphy hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep.

CBS San Francisco–08/14/2011

Matsui, Willingham, Oakland A's

Matsui, Jackson Lead A’s Past Toronto, 10-3

Conor Jackson drove in three runs, Hideki Matsui had four hits and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-3 on Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–08/11/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Josh Willingham #16 after hitting a three run home run in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at O.co Coliseum on July 27, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Athletics Beat Rays, 5-4

The Oakland Athletics have struggled on the road, in one-run games and extra innings. All three came together in positive way for one day.

CBS San Francisco–08/07/2011

Outfielder David DeJesus #12 of the Oakland Athletics cannot get to this fly ball as infielder Jemile Weeks #19 looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on August 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

A’s Road Woes Continue With Loss To Rays

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/05/2011

Starting pitcher Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 2, 2011 in Seattle. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Get Past Hernandez, Mariners

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez improved to 12-4 with a 2.54 ERA in 21 career starts against Oakland, including five consecutive winning decisions.

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Josh Willingham #16 after hitting a three run home run in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at O.co Coliseum on July 27, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Score 9 Runs In 4th, Defeat Rays In Rout

Hideki Matsui and Ryan Sweeney both homered as part of a nine-run fourth inning and the suddenly resurgent Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Wednesday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/27/2011

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