Posted July 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Dressed in a full-length bright yellow A's bathrobe, Josh Reddick snuck up on Brandon Hicks and planted a whipped cream pie in his teammate's face right there at his locker. ''How dare you avoid me!'' Reddick screamed. ''I sure wasn't expecting that one,'' Hicks said, grinning. He should have been after he led off the bottom of the ninth with a towering home run to center for his first major league clout, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Hicks connected off Michael Kirkman (0-1) for Oakland's majors-leading ninth walkoff win. He became the fourth player in franchise history to hit a game-ending homer for his first career longball and the second this year - joining Derek Norris, who did it June 24 against San Francisco. ''It's exciting to get that big hit in that situation,'' Hicks said. ''That's awesome. I've been waiting a little while.'' Reddick hit a tying two-run double with two outs in the seventh to help the A's salvage ...
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