A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes didn’t have a problem beating Hank Conger’s throw to second in the ninth inning.
Stopping was the issue.
The Cuban cleanup hitter slid past the bag and was tagged out, a gaffe that was magnified when Oakland put two men on base later in the same inning of a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Read More
Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs and Seth Smith finished with three RBIs as the A’s blew the game open in the middle innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 a night after playing a 19-inning, 6½ hour game.
Cespedes tripled and doubled for the A’s. Smith, Derek Norris and Eric Sogard contributed two hits apiece for Oakland, and starting pitcher Jarrod Parker (1-4) worked six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits. Read More
The AL West might not be the deepest division in baseball, but the contending teams sure make it one of the most interesting ones. Read More
If the Los Angeles Angels were looking for proof positive they can make a late push for the postseason, they got it this week.Los Angeles capped a three-game sweep of the A’s — its first over the NorCal rival since October 2009 — with Wednesday’s 7-1 win in front of 15,404 spectators at the Coliseum. Read More
OAKLAND — A struggling A’s offense followed up Tuesday’s one-hit performance by mustering only three base knocks in an extra-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
The Angels topped the A’s 3-1 at the Oakland Coliseum after Alberto Callaspo delivered a two-out double in the top of the 11th that brought a pair of tiebreaking runs across the plate. Read More