Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Marcus Semien became the third Oakland slugger with 30 homers and the Athletics beat the Rangers 6-1 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
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Mark Canha's two-run home run off the left-field foul pole broke a fifth-inning tie as the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Saturday night.
Khris Davis homered twice, Ramon Laureano connected on the game's fourth three-run shot to break a tie in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics stayed in front in the AL wild-card race with a 14-9 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Buster speaks with Karl Ravech about the rash of injuries facing the Yankees and what it means for the return of Giancarlo Stanton (11:00). They also explain why no teams should want to face the A's or Rays in the postseason. Then, Jessica Mendoza previews this weekend's Dodgers/Mets series and also lends her insights on the Noah Syndergaard/Wilson Ramos situation (30:56). Plus, Rena Banena's Bleacher Tweets (42:13).
We look at why L.A. fans can be optimistic, who can best challenge the Astros and Yankees, and what could swing the NL wild-card race.
Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to back a solid start by Homer Bailey and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Thursday night to take over the AL wild-card lead.
Buster talks to Keith Law about the debut of Oakland's top pitching prospect, Jesus Luzardo (10:36). Plus, Keith fills Buster in on the stellar seasons enjoyed by three of the game's top prospects. Then, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (34:10) before Rays OF Tommy Pham discusses Tampa Bay's impressive season, why they're so hungry and how hitters have adjusted to the juiced ball (39:16).
Both leagues boast tight races to get into MLB's win-or-go-home games, but to get there each team still in the hunt has a key challenge.
Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Wednesday night.
As the Year of the Home Run nears the finish line, here are the marks within reach for every franchise.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
What is going with the balls in Houston? The last three games there have been 21-1, 15-0 and 21-7. Houston hasn't seen that much offense since Warren Moon. The A's were on the winning end on Tuesday with 25 hits -- their most in a nine-inning game since June 14, 1969 (a game that also ended 21-7). Six players had three hits (nobody had four) while Matt Olson and recent call-up Sean Murphy each slugged two home runs. In that 1969 game, Reggie Jackson went 5-for-6 with 10 RBIs.
Matt Olson and Sean Murphy both homered twice, and the Oakland Athletics tagged Wade Miley for seven runs in the first inning and scored a season high in a 21-7 rout of the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Oakland's Triple-A affiliate has taken over as the minor leagues' attendance leader.
There's a new challenger battling Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger and the game's best pitchers look for an edge in the season's final stretch.
Where did the Diamondbacks come from? Can the Indians save their season? Buckle up for late-season drama.
Zack Greinke struck out five in six strong innings, Robinson Chirinos and Yordan Alvarez each homered twice as Houston hit a major league-record six home runs in the first two innings, and the high-scoring Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 15-0.
Sean Manaea matched his career high by striking out 10 in his second start following shoulder surgery, and the Oakland Athletics beat Detroit 3-1 on Sunday to give the Tigers their first 100-loss season since 2003.
What a week for Chris Bassitt.
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the biggest threats to the Yankees, Dodgers and Astros and what makes the Rays and A's so special (11:27). Then, Boog Sciambi discusses the MLBPA's perception of the juiced ball and how Aaron Boone should manage his lineup once all of his players return (29:54). Plus, Rena Banena brings the Bleacher Tweets (43:22).
For nearly a century, no team has touched the 1928 Philadelphia A's in career WAR. Is that about to change?
Robbie Grossman hit a two-run triple over the head of center fielder Mike Trout as part of a seven-run eighth inning when the Athletics benefited from four consecutive walks, and Oakland rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Thursday to...
Who is giving your team the most bang for the bucks? And who isn't earning his keep? We break it down for every team in baseball.
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