Despite having the Chicago White Sox in first place in the AL Central for most of the year, when most people believed the team would be near the bottom of the division, Robin Ventura lost out on the Manager of the Year to Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin.
Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off Detroit closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland’s most dramatic comeback yet with an RBI single as the Athletics staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the AL division series Wednesday.
Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Oakland Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division series.
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek said that his newborn son has died.
Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 Thursday in a matchup of AL playoff contenders.
Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Here’s a breakdown of each contending American League ball club’s record against other playoff contenders.
In just the past week, we’ve seen San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera and Oakland’s Bartolo Colon both receive 50-game suspensions after tests revealed elevated testosterone levels, making the Bay area again the epicenter of PED use, same as it ever was.
Chris Sale struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings, A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning and Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday.
Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game, and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as the Oakland Athletics scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Saturday night.
The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans. They nearly had one more win to take along, too.
The White Sox’ winning streak has come to an end, after they were shut out Tuesday night by the Oakland Athletics.
The White Sox now find themselves in first place, after Jake Peavy threw his best game of the season and shut out the Oakland Athletics 4-0 Monday night.
Two days after throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history, White Sox starter Philip Humber will present the Top Ten List on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night.
Jonny Gomes homered to start a three-run rally in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics tied a Chicago Cubs’ split squad 5-5 in 10 innings Tuesday.
Seth Smith had a two-run double among his three hits, and the Oakland Athletics scored three unearned runs off Paul Maholm in the first inning and beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a game between split squads Saturday.
Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run to help an Oakland Athletics split-squad beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Monday.
Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs 12-10 on Sunday to spoil Chicago’s spring training opener.
When it comes to his bad back, looks like the ball is no longer in Derrick Rose’s court. That’s a good thing.