The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again. And it’s looking a lot like a year ago when they rallied to win the AL West and stun the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day — with walkoffs and whipped cream pie celebrations.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Oakland Athletics survived a shaky night from the bullpen to extend their AL West lead with a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.
Josh Donaldson provided Oakland’s biggest highlight with a breathtaking catch. He also provided the lowlight when he ran through a stop sign to kill one of the few rallies the Athletics managed against Martin Perez.
Brandon Moss homered twice, drove in a career-high six runs in the Oakland Athletics’ 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday 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 Donaldson and Nate Freiman both homered for the A’s, who dropped 1 ½ games behind the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Derek Norris also drove in a run for the A’s.
Josh Donaldson looks to stay hot and lead the Oakland Athletics to their 17th win in 20 home games when they host the Chicago Cubs and fill-in starter Chris Rusin for the first time in franchise history.
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.
Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.