Coco Crisp hit a 3-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the Oakland A’s wrapped up their 2nd straight AL West title while overpowering the Minnesota Twins 11-7 Sunday.
Josh Donaldson, Chris Young and Josh Reddick all homered and the A’s completed a 3-game sweep of the chasing and slumping Texas Rangers with a 5-1 win Sunday.
Bartolo Colon scattered seven hits over eight impressive innings for the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, who stretched their division lead over Texas to 5 1/2 games with a 1-0 victory over the Rangers and Yu Darvish on Saturday.
The Oakland A’s pummeled Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers Wednesday, taking back a share of first place in the AL West.
Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth that was confirmed by a video review, and the Oakland A’s pulled into a first-place tie with Texas atop the AL West by beating the Rangers 4-2 on Monday.
Adam Rosales is a wanted man in the AL West race. The utility infielder with a .220 career batting average has spent the first half of August going back and forth between the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics, who are in the closest division race in the majors.
The Oakland Athletics have reacquired infielder Adam Rosales in a waiver deal with the Texas Rangers.
Ron Washington became the winningest manager in Rangers history as Texas beat the Oakland A’s 4-0 on Sunday.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run to help the Athletics end the Texas Rangers’ five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Saturday.
Tommy Milone allowed two-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Jurickson Profar, and the A’s fell flat in an 8-3 loss to the surging Texas Rangers on Friday night.