Travis Blackley tossed seven strong innings and Brandon Moss homered as the A’s avoided a four-game sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 3-1.
The A’s took the lead in the top of the sixth inning when Jemile Weeks reached on a fielder’s choice, took third on a double by Yoenis Cespedes and scored on a wild pitch by Yu Darvish (10-5). Moss then hit the first pitch of the seventh inning over the right-field fence to pad Oakland’s margin. Read More
David Murphy’s two-run single capped a four-run fifth inning and put the host Texas Rangers ahead to stay as the beat the A’s 7-6 in the opener of a four-game series on Thursday.
Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre also drove in two runs apiece and Ian Kinsler had four hits as the Rangers improved to a major league-best 48-29 and moved a season-high 19 games over .500. Read More
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Derek Holland bounced back from his worst outing of the season as the visiting Texas Rangers won for only the second time in their past six games with a 6-3 victory against the A’s on Tuesday.
Josh Hamilton added an RBI double and Michael Young had a run-scoring triple for the Rangers, who raced to a 5-0 lead. Read More
The San Francisco Giants will visit the White House next week to be honored by President Barack Obama for last year’s World Series win.The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers last November for their first World Series victory since the team moved to the San Francisco from New York in 1958.The Giants will visit with Obama at the White House next Monday, an-off day for the team before it starts a three-game series in Philadelphia the following day. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom enjoyed some ribs from Arlington, Texas, last week as he cashed in on a World Series bet between the two cities, then ribbed his fellow mayor Thursday after discovering that photos of the feast had been leaked to a celebrity gossip website. Read More
It appears that Mayor Gavin Newsom has already enjoyed a sloppy spread of BBQ thanks to Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. The two mayors made a bet over the World Series game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. Read More
A little of this, and a lot of that ...
- Did the Raiders really total a whole 179 yards Sunday at Candlestick Park? Did Jason Campbell actually go 8 of 21 passing for a 10.7 QB rating against a winless team? Was JaMarcus Russell laughing so hard in the fourth quarter that he fell off the mattress of money he was laying on? Did he land right on the dessert table he keeps beside it? Ummm ... yes, yes, yes and probably. Read More
Nolan Ryan hollered from the front row, manager Ron Washington pumped his fist in the dugout and C.J. Wilson kept in control on the mound.
Finally, a home playoff victory for the Texas Rangers was within reach. Even better, they were beating their old nemesis, the New York Yankees.
And then, Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees did what they do best. They rallied to win, using a five-run eighth inning to down Texas 6-5 Friday night in the AL championship series opener. Read More
Evan Longoria is still limping. Now he's also hitting, and the Tampa Bay Rays are headed home, one victory from an improbable comeback.
Longoria snapped out of his postseason slump with a homer and two doubles, Carlos Pena scored twice with a pair of extra-base hits of his own and Tampa Bay escaped elimination again with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers to force a deciding Game 5 in the AL division series. Read More