A .500 record at the All-Star break has the Oakland Athletics feeling confident heading into the rest of the season.
Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.
Coco Crisp keyed Oakland’s offense with two hits and three stolen bases, leading Brandon McCarthy and the Athletics past the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Sunday.
Scott Sizemore hit a three-run double in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Saturday night.
Tim Lincecum struck out 12 in seven superb innings, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Thursday.
John Madden said his family wanted to change the channel when they saw the 8-0 deficit in the first inning of Tuesday’s Giants game. The former coach’s perspective was “hey, that’s interesting too.”
Hideki Matsui wasn’t the only one getting a little anxious for his first home run in an Athletics uniform.
The catcher’s throw that preserved Halladay’s no-hitter; the ump’s blown call that could have cost the Yankees.
Danny Valencia delivered another key hit, launching a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning that sent Kevin Slowey and the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Saturday.