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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.


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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.


Infielder Brandon Inge #7 of Oakland Athletics celebrates a third inning home run with outfielder Jonny Gomes #31 against the Tampa Bay Rays May 6, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

A’s Rough Up Rays’ Rookie, Win 9-5

Brandon Inge hit his first homer for Oakland and drove in four runs as the Athletics roughed up rookie Matt Moore in a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.


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A’s Beat Rays In 12 Innings On Gomes’ Homer

Jonny Gomes got a huge hit against his former team Saturday night, a go-ahead homer in the 12th inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Rays.


Catcher Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Oakland Athletics fouls off a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on May 4, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To MLB-Leading Rays

David Price struck out 12 over eight strong innings and Jose Molina hit his first homer of the season to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to their sixth straight win, 7-2 over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.


Bartolo Colon #21 of the Oakland Athletics throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 18, 2012. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Colon Goes 8 Scoreless Innings, Leads A’s Over Angels

The Oakland Athletics’ right-hander threw 82 of his 108 pitches for strikes against his former team—including 38 in a row at one point.


Jonny Gomes #31 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded that scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning of their game against the Kansas City Royals at Coliseum on April 11, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Walk-Off Hit Batsman Lifts A’s Over Royals In 12 Innings

Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run.