Derek Norris hit a tying, two-run, homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to beat the split-squad San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Friday.
Call it revenge against the nerds: with just hours to go, the big-market New York Mets and star slugger David Wright staged a comeback to claim the “Face of MLB” title over surprising finalist Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics in a Twitter-based contest run by Major League Baseball.
Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat back from suspension, Juan Francisco slugged two homers and the Milwaukee Brewers opened their spring training schedule with an 11-3 win Thursday over the Oakland Athletics.
A lack of name recognition hasn’t stopped the Oakland A’s from claiming the last two American League West titles and, if their fans have anything to say about it, it won’t stop spectacle-sporting infielder Eric Sogard from becoming the face of Major League Baseball.
Josh Reddick made two highlight-reel catches to take away homers from Michael Morse, Brandon Moss and Stephen Vogt each drove in two runs during a six-run fourth inning against San Francisco closer Sergio Romo, and the Oakland Athletics opened Cactus League play with a 10-5 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
The city of San Jose won its request to a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday for a fast-track handling of its lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
Former Oakland A’s pitcher Grant Balfour has a new team and a new ride, pulling up in a gargantuan behemoth of a black truck at spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Scott Kazmir is walking into a different situation with the Oakland Athletics and a most different role.
Center fielder Coco Crisp is staying with the Oakland Athletics for an additional two seasons, agreeing Friday to a new contract through 2016 that adds $22.75 million in guaranteed money.
Outfielder Sam Fuld has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes an invitation to big league spring training.