A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Oakland Athletics have agreed to trade All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara.
The Athletics were seeking their fourth consecutive win, all coming on the road. But they instead dropped to 6-11 in their last 17 games in Toronto, dating to 2009.
Dustin Ackley led a barrage of 16 hits that knocked Oakland starter Trevor Cahill (9-10) out after just four innings, his second shortest outing of the season.
Hideki Matsui and Ryan Sweeney both homered as part of a nine-run fourth inning and the suddenly resurgent Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Wednesday night.
Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen each hit a two-run homer in Detroit’s six-run fifth inning, and the Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Tuesday 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.
Josh Outman threw another impressive game, Jemile Weeks scored three times and the streaking Oakland Athletics walked their way to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Ryan Sweeney hit a tiebreaking single as part of a three-run sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Friday night.
Gio Gonzalez pitched seven effective innings and the Oakland Athletics ruined Eric Hosmer’s much-anticipated major league debut with a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
The A’s announced the deal Friday. Sweeney hit .294 with one homer and 36 RBIs in 82 games last season before being sidelined in July by a right knee injury.