Baseball’s playoffs no longer are an exclusive club of high rollers. The Oakland Athletics, 27th on the spending list at $71.1 million according to Major League Baseball’s latest figures, won the AL West and will face Detroit.
Brett Anderson could hardly be happier about returning to the postseason, even if it’s in a much different role than he’s accustomed to with the Oakland Athletics.
The late A’s announcer Bill King and SF Giants announcer Duane Kuiper were among the top picks in online voting by fans for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s broadcasting award.
The Tigers were in control in the AL Central throughout September, so they didn’t need Miguel Cabrera at full speed. They could use a healthier version of him now, heading into the division series against the Athletics.
A federal judge in San Jose will hear arguments Friday on Major League Baseball’s bid for dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit in which the South Bay city claims the MLB is illegally impeding a possible move by the Oakland A’s to San Jose.
The city of Oakland geared up for the Oakland Athletics’ upcoming playoff run in Major League Baseball with an “A’s Oaktober Rally” Tuesday evening to congratulate the American League West Champions.
Max Scherzer, Detroit’s 21-game winner, will start the AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander following in Game 2.
This weekend’s game between the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders has been moved to a night game because of the baseball playoffs.
He is far from satisfied with his performance on the field this season for the AL West champion Athletics, who are counting on Cespedes’ big bat to help carry them as they make another October run – in another first-round series with the Detroit Tigers, just like last year’s best-of-five AL division series that went the distance.
Sonny Gray threw five shutout innings in his final start before the playoffs, Oakland had a pair of 4-run innings and the A’s closed out the regular season with a 9-0 win over Seattle.