Found August 11, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
Mlb-angels-tigers-aug
In the eighth inning, with two runners on and veteran Darren Oliver on the mound, Alberto Callaspo drove a high fly ball to left field. Emilio Bonifacio got his glove on the ball as he crashed into the wall, but he was unable to hold on, as the Oakland A’s claimed a 5-3 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays. The team would grab an insurance run when Chris Young lofted a single to left as the A’s took the third game of the series 6-3 over the Blue Jays. The club now improves to 66-50 on the season. Manager Bob Melvin earned his 700 win of managerial career, but the team remains one game behind the Texas Rangers (68-50) in the AL West standings. Starter A.J. Griffin issued a career high six walks, yet managed to work through 5.2 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs, of which two were earned. Surprisingly, Griffin who entered the day having given up an MLB-leading 28 home runs, didn’t allow any long balls on the day. R.A. Dickey, who took the hill for the Blue Jays, had his knuckleball working...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 1

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 1. Updates. By IAN HARRISON Associated Press Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday. Callaspo, who had a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-4 win, broke a 1-all deadlock with a bases loaded double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen (4-1)...

Athletics’ Coco Crisp exits with sore wrist

The Oakland Athletics lifted Coco Crisp from yesterday’s game in the eighth inning for a pinch-hitter, as the center fielder was dealing with a sore left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters – including Jane Lee of MLB.com – that the injury has been hampering Crisp for some time, adding that he could rest the veteran for today’s finale against the Blue Jays. ...

Josh Reddick Getting Hot At Right Time

  When Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane failed to bring in a big bat before the trade deadline, many pundits were critical of Beane’s lack of action (I was one of them). The acquisition of Alberto Callaspo seemed like a minor move for the struggling A’s offense. However, many forgot that there was a big bat waiting to heat up in the finals months of the year. Gold...

Blue Jays Josh Johnson Clears Waivers

Toronto Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson has cleared waiver and can now be traded to any team, but trading the right-hander may prove to be difficult. Johnson was one of baseball’s best pitchers until injuries set him back. His ERA, 1.64 in a season shortened by injury a couple of years ago, rose to 3.81 last year and is up even more this year. Johnson was acquired by Toronto in...

How to fix MLB's waiver system

On July 31st, in need of a roster spot for newly acquired Alberto Callaspo, the A’s designated Adam Rosales for assignment. Two days later, he was claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers, as they were scrambling for depth with the uncertainty surrounding Nelson Cruz‘s suspension and appeal situation. After a brief weekend on the […]

Dustin McGowan has not started throwing during rehab process

Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Dustin McGowan, who injured his oblique on July 29th against the Oakland As' and was put on the DL August 1, has yet to begin a throwing program during his rehab. As reported by Evan Peaslee of MLB.com,  manager John Gibbons said that although McGowan has yet to throw, he was "close" to throwing.  The problem with the sensitivity...

You’ll never guess who just claimed Adam Rosales off waivers

#Athletics IF Adam Rosales has been claimed off waivers by the #Rangers. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 12, 2013 This is just getting ridiculous now. That now makes three times in the last 13 days that Rosales has been claimed by the A’s and Rangers. It’s like two divorced parents sharing custody over their kid. Except either parent ends up not wanting to keep him...

Rangers, Athletics play ping pong with Rosales

Adam Rosales now knows what it's like to be a middle schooler at a Friday dance. Rosales has been picked up and dumped four times in the last 10 days, with the Texas Rangers being his current employer. The strange Rosales odyssey when he was designated for assignment by Oakland two weeks ago after being with the Athletics since 2010. The infielder, who is batting just .191...

Josh Reddick and his ’7th grade combover’ have hit five home runs in two games (Video)

Before Friday’s game at Toronto, Josh Reddick, looking for something—anything—to bust himself out of a nightmarish slump in a nightmarish season, decided to change up his hair. Again. This time he went with what he called the “Seventh Grade Comb Over.” It worked because Reddick proceeded to do preposterous things with his baseball bat. Reddick smacked three homers to lead...

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis August 12: Reddick-ulousness and a Lesson Learned

This paragraph pains me to type. Josh Reddick, after months of injuries and lackluster fantasy numbers, ended up as a cast-off on my fantasy bench this past week. I traded for him weeks ago hoping he would come alive, and as of last Monday when rosters locked, he had not yet done so, and the [...]

A's rally in ninth inning to beat Toronto Blue Jays 5-1

Unable to muster much offense for starter Dan Straily the A's broke free in the ninth inning to score four times and claim a 5-1 win over Toronto in the finale of a four-game series. The A's opened the game with a Chris Young homer then spent eight innings getting nothing off J.A. Happ and fellow Toronto lefty Aaron Loup. Once the Jays went to closer Casey Janssen a right...

Oakland A’s Take Down Tornoto Blue Jays 5-1 to Finish Road Trip .500

With the bases loaded and the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, Alberto Callaspo came to the plate. Just moments earlier the third baseman, who was filling in for Josh Donaldson, clanked a potential double-play ball that allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to tie the game. A day after driving the go-ahead two-run double to left field as a right-handed batter, the switch-hitting infielder...

Announcers chuckle as Grant Balfour lets loose with f-bomb

Bisons Scrap out Split in Monday Night Doubleheader

Bisons Pitcher Ricky Romero battled back from a shaky first inning to pitch a seven-inning complete game in the Bisons game one loss (photo courtesy of milb.com) BUFFALO, NY - In the middle of a playoff battle, the last thing the Bisons can afford are mental errors. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, which was the final inning of the first game of the doubleheader, Moises...

A's have no timetable for Brett Anderson's return

There's still no return date on the horizon for Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Anderson has been making progress in his recovery from a fractured foot, including throwing a 31-pitch simulated game, but the A's won't set a timetable or even plan a rehab assignment at present. Manager Bob Melvin said that they were being...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.