Scott Kazmir pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Thursday night.
Josh Reddick made two highlight-reel catches to take away homers from Michael Morse, Brandon Moss and Stephen Vogt each drove in two runs during a six-run fourth inning against San Francisco closer Sergio Romo, and the Oakland Athletics opened Cactus League play with a 10-5 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
The A’s won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).
Sean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied for an 8-6 win to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.
The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination – and simmering with frustration.
Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
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.
The Athletics made the move on Tuesday before they opened a series against the Twins in Minnesota. But Reddick was not in the lineup.
The Oakland Athletics placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a sprained right wrist.