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.
Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.
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.
Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards.
Oakland has announced a four-year player development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League, The Giants new Triple-A affiliate is the Sacramento River Cats.
Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Despite more than a decade as one of the most successful minor league baseball partnerships in the nation, the Sacramento River Cats are reportedly dropping their partnership with the Oakland Athletics, according to multiple media outlets.
Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.
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.
Chris Sale bested Scott Kazmir in a brilliant pitchers’ duel, light-hitting Marcus Semien homered for the only run and the Chicago White Sox edged the rapidly fading Oakland Athletics 1-0 Thursday.