Matt Garza pitched eight sharp innings for his third consecutive win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Derek Norris hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Tuesday night to regain the AL West lead.
A.J. Griffin pitched a two-hitter for his first win in more than a month, Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Wednesday for a sweep of their two-game series.
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, freshly promoted Stephen Vogt hit a sacrifice fly for his first major league RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Carlos Gomez scored from first on Yuniesky Betancourt’s line drive in the gap between center and right in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Coco Crisp had a leadoff homer among his four hits and Tommy Milone pitched in at the plate to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Monday night.
Pablo Sandoval hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth to help Barry Zito end a six-start winless stretch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday to avoid a season sweep.
Tommy Milone won his second straight decision following a five-start skid, pinch-hitter Nate Freiman had a two-run single, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.
Barry Zito, who has won just once in six starts, allowed eight runs, five earned, and a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The lefty, who walked two and struck out two, fell to 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in six career starts at Rogers Centre.
Ryan Vogelsong (6-3) gave up three runs and seven hits over seven innings, walked none and struck out six in his first regular-season start against the Angels.