Los Angeles Angels
Jered Weaver pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels did a bit more damage to the Athletics’ home-field playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory over Oakland on Wednesday.
The Oakland Athletics aren’t satisfied with a second straight AL West title. Jed Lowrie will try to keep them rolling and help Oakland earn a share of the best record in the league Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
Although the Oakland Athletics have clinched a second straight AL West title, they still have something to play for with home-field advantage in a division series up for grabs.
The AL West leaders are in a tight race to grab home-field advantage in a division series, and will continue that pursuit Tuesday night at home against the Los Angeles Angels.
The surging Oakland Athletics have started to run away with the AL West.
Derek Norris had a pinch-hit two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Oakland Athletics’ 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Bartolo Colon won his 14th game for a share of the major league lead, backed by Jed Lowrie’s homer and two-run single and a two-run drive by Stephen Vogt in the Oakland Athletics’ 6-4 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
In the fourth, Yoenis Cespedes walked, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored the tying run sliding feet-first into Wilson’s legs blocking the plate after a wild pitch. Cespedes held his right leg in the dugout, grimacing, but stayed in the game.
The Los Angeles Angels’ C.J. Wilson continued his recent mastery on the mound over the weekend, outdueling the Oakland Athletics’ Dan Straily. The visiting Angels will be looking for another dominant display Thursday night as Wilson and Straily square off again in the opener of a four-game set.
The wives of the Oakland A’s players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.