Derek Norris drove in three runs and Stephen Drew had four hits and two RBIs as the A’s pulled within three games of the Texas Rangers in the American League West with a 9-3 rout on Wednesday at the Ballpark in Arlington. Read More
Tampa Bay right-hander James Shields tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game of the season as the visiting Rays posted their third shutout in four games with an 8-0 victory against the A’s on Tuesday night.
B.J. Upton recorded two hits and two RBIs while Sam Fuld collected three hits for the Rays, who improved to 5-3 on their nine-game road trip while handing Oakland just its fifth loss in 24 games in July. Read More
The Oakland A's won Monday night -- well, really Tuesday morning, after midnight -- but struck out a franchise-record 21 times during the 4-3, 15-inning victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.The day before in Baltimore, the A's racked up 14 strikeouts, so the whiffs are coming fast and furious, with some pretty notable numbers getting put up. Read More
The Tampa Bay Rays have exposed the A’s ownership team of Lew Wolff and John Fisher. So have the Giants.
The A’s official line is that they can’t compete because of a bad stadium which keeps them from attracting top free agents and low attendance which forces them to keep their payroll low. Read More
With every Little Leaguers dream being to land a spot on a professional baseball roster, Kenny Diekroeger two years ago made an unfathomable decision to some, but undoubtedly the right choice to himself.
“I had a really tough decision,” said Diekroeger, recalling the choice of accepting the Tampa Bay Rays’ offer to play professional baseball or attending Stanford, just 2½ miles from where he played his high school ball — Menlo School. 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