As you approach the end of the first month of the fantasy baseball season, like all smart fantasy owners you must look every day for better players. Sure, you may like a guy on your bench who plays for the local nine, but fantasy baseball is won with the head—not the heart.
What was supposed to be an interview between recently-returned Oakland Athletic Jonny Gomes and the hosts of the MLB network show Intentional Talk turned into a showcase for the mimicking genius of catcher Stephen Vogt.
Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday night. The All-Star left-hander struck out eight, walked two and only allowed two runners past first base in the 11th complete game of his career.
All-Star Scott Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday.
Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.
Derek Norris hit a home run and drove in five runs, Stephen Vogt was 3 for 3 and drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics held off the Texas Rangers for an 10-6 victory on Tuesday night.
Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 ½ games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, freshly promoted Stephen Vogt hit a sacrifice fly for his first major league RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Tuesday night.