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On the day Coco Crisp earned the Cat Fish Hunter Award, the team’s table-setter delivered the decisive table-clearing shot.
“That was huge,” Sean Doolittle said of Crisp’s go-ahead two-run shot. “When it looked like they were maybe starting to take some of that momentum there in the eighth. For him to hit that home run took the wind out of their sails.”
The left-handed reliever, who nailed down the final four outs added: “He’s been such an integral part of our offense all season long. It’s no secret what he brings to the table. Obviously one of the big stories for him this year has been his power. Tonight’s just another case of him putting us on his back and getting us a win.”
The A’s improve to 90-63 (.588) as the club, which leads all of baseball in home runs since the All-Star Break, connected on three more long balls.
“You’ll take the home runs when you get them. It’s not like you’re going to back off the long ball to do something different. I feel like we can score in a nu
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Coco Crisp broke a 6-6 tie in the 8th inning against the Minnesota Twins with a home run Thursday night. Several different A’s teammates showed off their best celebrations after Crisp hit his 21st long ball on the season.
Coco Crisp sent the ball high into the Oakland night and suddenly all the talk about the worrisome A's bullpen was put on hold.
A few hours after receiving the Catfish Hunter Award as the team's most inspirational player Crisp hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to lift the A's to an 8-6 victory over the Twins before 11461 at the Coliseum.
The magic number...
Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes again delivered for the Athletics. Oakland's usually reliable closer let an opportunity slip away.
Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning against Grant Balfour and then put the Angels ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the A's 5-4 Wednesday.
''He's had a great year if you look...
Even though the Oakland Athletics are first in the American League West and have a six and a half game lead over the Texas Rangers, one would not believe the A’s success during the month of September if they just looked the bullpen. The Athletics bullpen helped lead the team to numerous victories during the first half of the season, but now they are wavering, which is...
At 40 years old, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon is nearly twice the age of some of the Twins hitters he faced Friday.
On this night, the crafty veteran showed that age is just a number.
Colon held Minnesota scoreless through six innings as the A's routed the Twins 11-0 and inched closer to clinching the American League West division. Oakland's magic number is now at two...
Coming back from a concussion can be incredibly difficult, but after a long wait, Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso has finally taken batting practice without experiencing any problems. Jaso told MLB.com's Jane Lee that being able to get through the session symptom-free has made him feel a lot more positive going into the offseason.
"It's been a couple days I&...
The Oakland Athletics hope to have dodged huge complications for their lineup come playoff time, as it looks like slugger Yoenis Cespedes will miss just a single game with his current shoulder problem. Jane Lee, A's beat reporter for MLB.com, spoke with manager Bob Melvin yesterday and relayed the good news to the Oakland faithful via Twitter:
Cespedes received a cortisone...
With some MLB teams making their final road trips of the season, rookie hazing season is upon us. The Minnesota Twins used the opportunity to dress pitcher Cole De Vries up as a slutty school girl – complete with a wig, tied tank top, plaid skirt, and fishnet stockings. Talk about no mercy. De Vries was a pretty good sport about the whole thing, uploading the below picture to his...
The Oakland Athletics are closing in on another AL West title, and giving the ball to Bartolo Colon should get them even closer.
It could also improve his chances at another AL Cy Young Award.
Colon attempts keep the A's rolling against the Minnesota Twins by continuing his strong stretch run Friday night.
Oakland (90-63) has won 10 of 13 games to build a 6 12-game lead on...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.
"I'm holding out hope, as you know, that we ultimately can get him back on the field, so we're working toward that,"...
Minnesota Twins left-hander Andrew Albers left too many critical pitches over the plate on a night when his fastball was only marginally effective.
Two costly errors behind him didn't help, either.
Albers was hit hard for the third time in his last four starts but was hurt more by the Twins' defense in an 11-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Oakland blasted their way to an early lead, however the bullpen could not hold on late as the A’s lost their first series of the past seven, keeping their magic number to clinch the AL west at six games.
A.J. Griffin retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced and surrendered just one hit over six innings, albeit his ML-leading 35th home run allowed of the season in the first inning...
The Twins jumped on White Sox starter John Danks early and pulled out a 4-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday.
Twins lefthander Diamond 6-11 faltered some late but can still feel good about his outing as he snapped a five-game losing streak that went back to June 20. Over 61/3 innings Diamond gave up three runs on five hits and two walks - enough for a quality start. He entered...
Four players came up huge for the Oakland A’s in Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory over the Angels and that was just in the ninth inning.
Alberto Callaspo started the winning rally with a single. Jemile Weeks pinch-ran for him and tagged up on a heads-up play to advance to second. Coco Crisp work a ten-pitch walk that eventually loaded the bases and Josh Donaldson delivered a walk...