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.
Pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Tommy Milone outdueled Gavin Floyd and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka’aihue drove in runs, Oakland scored two more on C.J. Wilson’s throwing error in his home debut, and the Athletics beat the struggling Angels 4-2 Thursday night, taking three of four in the series.
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.
Yoenis Cespedes had two hits Tuesday night, including a two-run single during a four-run eighth inning rally that carried the A’s to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday night in baseball’s season-opener.
Rookie closer Jordan Walden wasted a three-run lead in the ninth inning, throwing away a potential game-ending grounder as the Los Angeles Angels’ playoff hopes were dealt a devastating blow with a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Gio Gonzalez outdueled Jered Weaver and the Oakland Athletics scored the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning error, beating the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 Friday night and eliminating them from the AL West race.
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.