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Josh Reddick drove in 3 runs, Scott Kazmir won for the first time in 7 starts and the Oakland A’s moved close to their 3rd consecutive playoff appearance with a 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the 9th inning and the Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-leading Dodgers
The A’s missed an opportunity to extend their lead in the AL wild-card race with a 3-0 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Zack Greinke pitched 6 scoreless innings and hit his 4th career home run, and the Dodgers romped past the Giants 17-0 on Saturday night to build on their lead in the NL West.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Dodges Questions On A’s Stadium, Domestic Violence During AT&T Park Visit
The outgoing commissioner refused to commit to a resolution of the Oakland ballpark situation, though he admits the A’s desperately need a new place to play.
Jed Lowrie hit a game-ending RBI single in Oakland’s 3-run 9th inning, sending the A’s to a 4-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Andrew Susac hit a two-run double in San Francisco’s four-run first, and the Giants beat the Tigers 5-4 on Saturday.
Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper each homered and drove in 2 runs as the streaking Nationals rallied from a 5-run deficit to beat the Giants 14-6 Sunday.
That is the opinion of many San Francisco Giants fans following the rain-shortened debacle at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.
Justin Upton hit a 2-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland A’s 4-3 on Sunday night.