Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics move into a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game showdown for the division title.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer while playing with a sore right wrist, and the AL wild card-leading Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore 3-2 on Friday night to prevent the Orioles from moving into sole possession of first place in the AL East.
The Oakland Athletics routed the Boston Red Sox 20-2 on Friday night to match their best winning streak of the season at seven.
The runner-up U.S. Little League World Series team from Petaluma joined the Oakland Athletics for stretching and pregame catch Friday afternoon before the A’s opened a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox.
The Little Leaguers from Petaluma were being honored by the big leaguers on the Oakland A’s in a pre-game ceremony Friday following the team’s exciting run in the Little League World Series.
Jonny Gomes’ two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had a pair of RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.
Brandon Moss hit a game-ending RBI single with one out in the ninth inning to give Oakland another dose of late-inning dramatics as the Athletics beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Friday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Jonny Gomes’ grand slam helped the Oakland Athletics overcome a career-high 15 strikeouts from Francisco Liriano and beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday.
Brandon McCarthy showed no signs of an ailing shoulder in seven impressive innings, winning his third straight start and sixth consecutive decision to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Tuesday night.