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Two big innings from Oakland’s resurgent offense and a solid performance from A.J. Griffin helped the A’s cruise past the Blue Jays on a chilly night at the Coliseum.
After averaging just 4 runs per game in their previous 6 games, the A’s bats have come alive for 19 total runs in the last two. Yoenis Cespedes led the charge Monday night with three RBI and was just a double shy of hitting for the cycle to guide the A’s to a 9-4 victory over Toronto.
“Getting runs early like that, and the carryover from yesterday adds momentum, we’re putting together some pretty good at bats,” said Bob Melvin. “After a period when we weren’t swinging the bats well, it looks like we’re coming around.”
After struggling for most of July, Cespedes smacked a stand up two-run triple in a four-run first inning, and launched his first home run at O.co since May 19 in the eighth. When the chiseled slugger is producing, the entire A’s lineup feeds off of him and lights up the scoreboard.
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BUST A MOVE, NOT A HIP
There’s plenty of reasons for A’s fans to put on their dancing shoes – their team has a six game lead in the AL West and is currently on a four-game winning streak. This was good enough reason for one of Oakland Coliseum’s elderly ushers to bust a move in between innings at last night’s Athletics-Blue Jays game. His hip replacements don’t lie, baby. [FTW] Article found...
Yoenis Cespedes struck out looking in his first at-bat, then quickly regained the stroke that has made him such a central part of the Athletics' lineup.
On a day when Oakland's pitching wasn't crisp, the Cuban slugger's timing couldn't have been better.
Cespedes had three hits and matched his career high with four RBI on his most productive day since winning...
Los Angeles Angel Alberto Callaspo is traded for Oakland Athletic Grant Green
And they have done it! The Oakland Athletics have found a deal they like and have traded just before the trade deadline. On Tuesday, the Athletics decided to trade Grant Green, one of their top prospective players, to the Los Angeles Angels for their third baseman Alberto Callaspo. The trade became official...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on his most productive day since winning the Home Run Derby, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from five runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Sunday.
Cespedes snapped an 0-for-13 funk with a two-run double in the third inning, added an RBI single in the fifth and then doubled in Josh Donaldson as part of a five...
Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on his most productive day since winning the Home Run Derby, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from five runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Sunday.
Cespedes snapped an 0-for-13 funk with a two-run double in the third inning, added an RBI single in the fifth and then doubled in Josh Donaldson as part of a five-run sixth.
Before Tuesday night's Blue Jays-Athletics game in Oakland, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by GI Joe character Snake Eyes, complete with his ninja suit and sword. As someone who loved GI Joe as a kid (and I had something like 50 action figures), seeing this was pretty cool, even if the new series of live action movies aren't great.
Snake Eyes proceeded to point...
On Tuesday night, during the Oakland A’s 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, GM Billy Beane took a break from one of his famous in-game workouts to address the trade for Alberto Callaspo.
The club picked up the switch-hitting infielder from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for top prospect Grant Green. The 25-year-old Green made his MLB earlier this month, and went 0-for-15 with...
The Oakland Athletics are currently riding a four game win streak, probably thanks to this usher’s dance moves.
Although he showed some nice moves, the guy could probably learn a thing or two from cousin Terio.
If the Oakland Athletics' latest victory was further indication that their offense is heating up, they just might run away with the AL West title.
Hoping to build on an impressive comeback win, the A's look for a fourth consecutive victory Monday night against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.
Oakland (62-43) averaged 1.6 runs while splitting eight games from July 8-20, but...
The A's have acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Grant Green according to several media reports Tuesday night.
Callaspo 30 is hitting .253 with five home runs and 36 RBIs. He was removed from the Angels' game with Texas Rangers. Green meanwhile was a last-minute scratch from the lineup of the Triple-A Sacramento RiverCats...
With two days before the July 31 trade deadline the A's keep playing as if they don't really need to add much help.
Yoenis Céspedes put together his second consecutive strong performance in Oakland's 9-4 win over Toronto pushing the A's a season-high 20 games over .500 and maintaining their six-game lead in the AL West. Oakland has won four in a row and seven of...
The Oakland A’s (63-44) lost 5-0 to the Toronto Blue Jays (49-57), after falling behind early and struggling to get anything going offensively against Mark Buehrle. The team also announced during the game that it had acquired Alberto Callaspo from the Los Angels Angels in exchange for Grant Green.
Dan Straily appeared to be cruising in the first inning before serving up a solo...
Jed Lowrie is arguably enjoying the best season of his MLB career with the Oakland A’s in 2013. In 99 games, the 29-year-old shortstop and sometime second baseman has accumulated the following stats:
.291 average, 382 at-bats, 111 hits, 26 doubles, 8 home runs, .358 OBP, .421 SLG, .779 OPS
The 2005 first-round draft pick, who has suffered an injury interrupted career, has also...