4dAtmospherically, the party has shifted back across the bay, as the Giants are thriving, while the A's are struggling with October on the horizon.
4dThe A's couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and were 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position, as Oakland fell 4-2 to the Mariners.
4dThe Royals lost for the fourth time in five games and fell out of first place in the AL Central. Kansas City sits one game back of the A's for the second AL wild card.
4dGeovany Soto had to leave Friday night's game vs. the Mariners after the Athletics' designated hitter began to suffer from back spasms.
5dWith a 7-2 victory over the Indians and Royals 4-2 loss to Boston, the Tigers took sole possession of first place in the AL Central.
5dAfter missing five weeks with a strained hamstring, Nick Punto is starting at second base and hopes the rust won't be too much to dust off.
5dThe A's announced on Friday the contract extension with its Double-A player development team, the Midland Rockhounds.
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