Josh Willingham

Kurt Suzuki of the Oakland A's. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

A’s Sweep Mariners With 8-3 Win

David DeJesus and Ryan Sweeney each drove in two runs, Hideki Matsui doubled three times and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with an 8-3 victory Sunday.

09/04/2011

Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays at O.co Coliseum on August 19, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Harden Strikes Out 11, Leads A’s Past Blue Jays

Rich Harden matched his career high with 11 strikeouts and didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

CBS San Francisco–08/19/2011

Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after he hit a home run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on August 16, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Willingham, Crisp Lead A’s Over Orioles

Josh Willingham hit a home run and had two hits, Coco Crisp drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Tuesday night.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

Kurt Suzuki #8 kneels over Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics as he lays on the ground in pain after being hit in the knee with a line-drive off the bat of Endy Chavez #9 of the Texas Rangers in fourth inning during a MLB baseball game at the O.co Coliseum August 12, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Line Drive Knocks Out McCarthy, A’s Lose To Rangers

Brandon McCarthy (5-6) was knocked out of the game when he was struck by Chavez’s line drive in the fourth, sidelined by a bruised right knee.

CBS San Francisco–08/12/2011

Rich Harden #18 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays August 9, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brad White/Getty Images)

Harden Has Strong Outing, A’s Defeat Blue Jays

Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki homered, Rich Harden pitched seven strong innings for his first career win over Toronto, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Josh Willingham #16 after hitting a three run home run in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at O.co Coliseum on July 27, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Athletics Beat Rays, 5-4

The Oakland Athletics have struggled on the road, in one-run games and extra innings. All three came together in positive way for one day.

CBS San Francisco–08/07/2011

Drew Butera #41 of the Minnesota Twins slides home safe as Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Oakland Athletics applies the tag on a single hit by Trevor Plouffe in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 29, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Give Up 4 Runs In 8th, Lose To Twins

Josh Willingham homered twice but the A’s didn’t do much else and dropped their second straight.

CBS San Francisco–07/29/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics hit a home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during an MLB game at Comerica Park on July 20, 2011 in Detroit. Matsui became the first player to hit 500 home runs combined playing in both Japan and in Major League Baseball. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Matsui Hits 500th Professional Homer, A’s Defeat Tigers

Hideki Matsui hit his 500th professional homer Wednesday and drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Detroit Tigers 7-5.

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics watches the flight of his ball as he hits a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning during an MLB baseball game at the O.co Coliseum July 15, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Hold Off Angels In Return From All-Star Break

Josh Willingham homered and drove in two runs, Jemile Weeks singled twice and scored, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Friday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

Kurt Suzuki #8 and Mark Ellis #14 talk to pitcher Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics before he was taken out of the game in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 31, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Need Offensive Resurgence In Second Half

The Athletics come out of the All-Star break with the third-worst record in the American League at 39-53 and are 12 games behind Texas in the AL West after being swept by the Rangers in a four-game series.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

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