Coco Crisp makes the Oakland Athletics go from the top of the order, and figures to be doing so again in 2014.
Fan favorite Kurt Suzuki greeted his old fans with a three-run homer in his first game back at the Coliseum with Oakland since being traded away last August, Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead double in the eighth, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away.
Baltimore welcomes the Athletics, who expect to have the newly acquired Kurt Suzuki for the opener of a three-game set Friday night. The Orioles (71-55) are three games behind the A’s (71-55) for the second wild-card spot,
The Oakland Athletics have traded longtime catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league catcher David Freitas and cash considerations on Friday.
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.
Kila Ka’aihue had a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Oakland A’s bounced back from a disputed call on squeeze play that cost them the lead to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday.
Justin Verlander struck out eight to win his fourth straight decision and the Detroit Tigers beat the ailing Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Sunday to salvage a series split.
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.
Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 6 2-/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night.