Once again, it’s an elimination game at home for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, and they’re starting a rookie against Justin Verlander.
The Oakland Athletics aren’t satisfied with a second straight AL West title. Jed Lowrie will try to keep them rolling and help Oakland earn a share of the best record in the league Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss added a two-run shot and the Oakland Athletics kept rolling toward the postseason with their fifth straight victory, 10-5 over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.
Fan favorite Kurt Suzuki greeted his old fans with a three-run homer in his first game back at the Coliseum with Oakland since being traded away last August, Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead double in the eighth, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday night.
Brian Roberts hit a grand slam, Adam Jones homered and had three RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Friday night to gain ground in the wild-card race.
Josh Reddick broke out of a slump by homering in three consecutive at-bats, Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-6 on Friday night.
Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Friday night in a matchup between the AL’s top teams.
Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of two-run homers and Bartolo Colon won his seventh straight start to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Friday night.