Jonny Gomes

Josh Donaldson #20 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics congratulate one another after they both scored on a hit by Derek Norris #36 in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on October 2, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Forge 1st Place Tie, Defeat Rangers

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 #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run home run in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Coliseum on September 14, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cepedes Homers With Sore Wrist, A’s Defeat Orioles

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.


Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics watches his ball leave the park for a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning giving the Oakland Athletics an 18-2 lead over the Boston Red Sox at Coliseum on August 31, 2012. (Tony Medina/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Red Sox In 20-2 Rout

The Oakland Athletics routed the Boston Red Sox 20-2 on Friday night to match their best winning streak of the season at seven.


Little League World Series

Star Petaluma Little Leaguers Honored At A’s Game

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.


Members of the Petaluma National Little League team react as they see a crowd of supporters welcoming them at the terminal gate at San Francisco International Airport, August 27, 2012. (CBS)

Petaluma Little Leaguers Being Honored By Oakland A’s

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.


Designated hitter Jonny Gomes #31 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated after his two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning during the game at Tropicana Field on August 24, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Gomes Homers In 8th, A’s Hold Off Rays

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.


Brandon Moss #37, Brandon Hicks #18, Seth Smith #15 and Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate the team's win over the Toronto Blue Jays during MLB game action July 25, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brad White/Getty Images)

Crisp Homers Twice, A’s Defeat Blue Jays In Rout

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

Moss Helps A’s Beat Yankees In 10th Walk-Off 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.


Mike Gallego #3 of the Oakland Athletics congratulates Jonny Gomes #31 as he rounds the bases following a grand slam against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning on July 13, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Gomes’ Grand Slam Powers A’s Over Twins

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 #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the six inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coliseum on June 19, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Outpitches Harang, A’s Shut Out Dodgers

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.