Jered Weaver pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels did a bit more damage to the Athletics’ home-field playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory over Oakland on Wednesday.
The Oakland Athletics aren’t satisfied with a second straight AL West title. Jed Lowrie will try to keep them rolling and help Oakland earn a share of the best record in the league Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Oakland A’s have September figured out. Don’t be surprised if this is the year they figure out October, too.
Although the Oakland Athletics have clinched a second straight AL West title, they still have something to play for with home-field advantage in a division series up for grabs.
The Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to one for clinching their second straight AL West title, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Saturday behind the pitching of Jarrod Parker and hitting of Alberto Callaspo.
The Oakland Athletics are closing in on another AL West title, and giving the ball to Bartolo Colon should get them even closer. It could also improve his chances at another AL Cy Young Award.
Though they come off a disappointing result, the Oakland Athletics figure to have a good chance to clinch their second straight division title by the end of their four-game home series with the struggling Minnesota Twins.
The AL West-leading Oakland Athletics sold out the normal Coliseum seating for the playoffs so fast Tuesday they have decided to open up additional seating in the third deck view level by removing the green tarps over those sections.
The AL West leaders are in a tight race to grab home-field advantage in a division series, and will continue that pursuit Tuesday night at home against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Oakland Athletics will be using a walkthrough metal detection system for fans entering the Coliseum beginning Thursday night against the Minnesota Twins.