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Josh Donaldson's eighth-inning triple drove in Josh Reddick for the winning run and Oakland Athletics overcame starter A.J. Griffin's early struggles for a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Reddick drew a two-out walk off reliever Rhiner Cruz (0-1) and took off for second just before Donaldson's hit down the right field line landed just fair. Houston outfielder Rick Ankiel made a diving attempt but came up short as Reddick raced around the bases.
Eric Sogard added a career-high three hits for the A's, who have won all five games against the Astros this season.
Carlos Pena homered for Houston, which has lost four straight.
Grant Balfour pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances after Sean Doolittle (1-0) gave up Pena's tying home run.
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The sad thing is Josh Donaldson hit a home run in the 12th on Friday to give the A's the win over the Tigers, but no one is going to care about that. They are just going to talk about this pitch from Detroit's Rick Porcello to Donaldson on Sunday.
There was one thing that happened very early in my baseball career that told me I did not want to play (and wouldn'...
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A young Oakland A's fan who was handed a foul ball during Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers shocked nearby fans, including his family, when he immediately throws it back onto the field.
It happened in the top of the eighth inning when Tigers batter Victor Martinez hit a foul ball into the stands behind home plate. A nearby...
Things to notice/know:
1) The crowd is cheering in anticipation of Josh Reddick pieing Josh Donaldson.
2) Thus, Donaldson is bracing for impact in anticipation of it, but does so over the wrong shoulder.
3) Most importantly, in a subtle move, Reddick wipes the hand he touches Donaldson with against that disgusting beard/mouth/face of his.
4) Donaldson then thinks the worst is over...
MLB News: The Oakland Athletics recalled outfielder Shane Peterson from Triple-A Sacramento to fill the roster spot that opened up while Brandon Moss is on paternity leave. He provides nothing more than depth for the A’s.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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Aside from the Oakland A’s pitching Sunday and Josh Donaldson wetting himself the funniest thing that happened during Sunday’s game with the Tigers was in the stands. When a foul ball was hit into the stands, a fan caught it and promptly handed it to a dad who was attending the game with his family [...]
Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep.
The Athletics swept a three-game series at Houston during the first week of the season.
Seth Smith had three hits and Jed Lowrie added two for the A's, who improved to an AL...
Mixed-league roto owners, are you looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Tuesday's full slate of games?
Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom:
A.J. Griffin, Athletics (vs. Astros)
1. For the season, Griffin has a 2-0 record with a 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
2. Last year, Griffin surrendered three runs or less for his first...
Jed Lowrie drove in four runs, Tommy Milone won his third straight start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.
Nate Freiman added a three-run homer and Brandon Moss had three RBIs for the A's. Oakland also benefited from eight walks - four in the first inning by Houston starter Erik Bedard.
Carlos Pena had two hits for the Astros, who have...
Quite possibly the worst/best bail of all time.