Brandon Moss' 30th home run helped him reach a milestone, despite the fact that it came in a loss.
Moss and Alberto Callaspo hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning of the Oakland Athletics' 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
''Throughout the course of a season you set your goals or you know what you are capable of doing. But a lot of it is out of your control,'' Moss said. ''Then you get close and you have to try to not do too much.''
''A lot of times these round numbers are just one more than 29 or one point better than 299 or one RBI more than 99, but they mean something for a reason, because they are hard to achieve. And when you accomplish something nobody can take it away from you.''
Moss' team-leading blast didn't lead to a victory, but the loss did give the Athletics clarity as to what their opening postseason series will look like - a rematch of last year's American League division series.
Boston clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason ...