The Oakland A’s, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.
Joe Mauer insists he has put away his catcher’s gear for good after a season-ending concussion last August.
Oakland’s Josh Donaldson made plans to buy a pair of goggles for this year’s locker room celebrations. A’s manager Bob Melvin refuses to think beyond the next game. Yoenis Cespedes and Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six innings as Oakland trimmed its magic number for clinching the AL West to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins sure made an interesting game out of it with Oakland, rallying back only to be done in by the longball. Several times.
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. Every Oakland starter had at least one hit, one run and one RBI as the A’s recorded a season-high 22 hits and extended their lead over Texas in the AL West to three games.
Liam Hendriks was left to wait for his first major victory yet again. He had had 13 tries spanning two seasons as a starter.
Coco Crisp homered, hit an RBI double and scored three runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday for their second straight winning series.
Francisco Liriano’s return to the Minnesota rotation was a rousing success, with six shutout innings by the vexing left-hander Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics, their eighth straight loss.
The first thing Minnesota baseball fans, Minnesota movie fans and Minnesota baseball movie fans need to know before deciding whether or not to see the movie version of Moneyball is that the Minnesota Twins are not the good guys.
Twins starter Kevin Slowey pulled Sunday after 7 no-hit innings.