Rich Harden (4-4) lost consecutive starts for the first time this year, done after a season-low three innings in which he was tagged for six runs—five earned—on seven hits, struck out three and walked one.
The New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to hit three grand slams in a game Thursday in a wet, wild 22-9 romp over the Oakland Athletics.
Rich Harden matched his career high with 11 strikeouts and didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki homered, Rich Harden pitched seven strong innings for his first career win over Toronto, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Seattle starter Felix Hernandez improved to 12-4 with a 2.54 ERA in 21 career starts against Oakland, including five consecutive winning decisions.
Conor Jackson had a two-run home run in the first inning when the A’s hit for the cycle with four consecutive batters, but Oakland’s bullpen imploded and wasted a solid outing by starter Rich Harden.
A man attending a Texas Rangers game with his young son died after falling out of the stands and about 20 feet to the ground while trying to catch a baseball tossed his way Thursday night.
Rich Harden pitched six strong innings in his season debut, Hideki Matsui had two RBIs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Friday night.
Rich Harden is pain-free and ready to resume his spring training regimen. As soon as Oakland’s training staff gives him the OK, that is.
Oakland Athletics right-hander Rich Harden is expected to miss two weeks of spring training after experiencing stiffness in the lat muscle below his pitching arm when he tried to throw Tuesday.