Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit consecutive home runs in the third inning, A.J. Griffin matched his season high with eight strikeouts and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Monday night. Read More
Only in Oakland.
Could there have been any other site for Monday’s epic, 19-inning marathon game between the A’s and Los Angeles Angels?
The East Bay has been ground zero for magical moments this week. Read More
Two games in one.
Brandon Moss hit his second home run of the night with two outs in the bottom of the 19th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels early Tuesday in the longest major league game of the season.
The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a marathon game that ended at 1:41 a.m. on the West Coast. It was the longest game ever played in Oakland by time and the longest in Angels history as well. Read More
Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered and Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings as visiting the visiting A’s won their fourth straight game and snapped Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Monday.
Parker (10-8) allowed one run and three hits as the A’s moved within three games of the idle Texas Rangers in the American League West and extended their hold on the top wild-card spot. Read More
Brandon Moss homered and had three RBIs to back six scoreless innings from Tommy Milone as the A’s extended their winning streak to four games with a 7-0 blanking of the host Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.
Chris Carter also homered, collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the surging A’s win for the 10th time in 12 games and remain tied with the Baltimore Orioles atop the American League wild-card standings. Read More
Brandon Moss’ three-run homer highlighted a four-run second inning, and the A’s clobbered the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Monday night.
Rookie Jarrod Parker got the win, pitching 6²⁄³ innings. He gave up one run on six hits and three walks, and he struck out three. Parker (5-3) has won four of his last five decisions.
Parker is one of two pitchers (Dwight Gooden in 1984) to allow one run or less in nine of his first 13 starts. Read More
Brandon Moss homered twice as the offensively challenged A’s handed host Colorado and its major league-worst pitching staff a sixth straight loss, beating them 8-6 on Tuesday.
Seth Smith doubled twice and drove in two runs in his return to Coors Field as the A’s, who entered with a .220 batting average — lowest in baseball — erased a 4-0 lead with five runs in the third inning en route to snapping athree-game losing streak. Read More