3yCoco Crisp took the field on Tuesday and hit in the cage, a positive development for the A's leadoff hitter and center fielder who has missed seven games with allergic conjunctivitis in his eyes.
3yThe A's won't face Yu Darvish in Game 2 as they originally planned; his stiff neck will force Scott Feldman into early action.
3yA detailed look shows some disturbing trends for the A's. Clinging to a two-game lead with nine to play, Oakland's mettle will be tested with their first playoff berth since '06 on the line.
3yThe A's are handing Cliff Pennington the leadoff duties against Yu Darvish and the Rangers in Game 2 of their pivotal four-game series.
3yBob Melvin had a taxed bullpen in Texas, but could he have avoided another heartbreaking loss by turning to different relievers?More: Box score Pratt's Instant Replay
3yThe Orioles won the first game of their doubleheader 4-1, but fell to the Blue Jays 9-5 in the nightcap to hold on to their Wild Card lead.
3yAdrian Beltre took away rookie Dan Straily's win with a game-tying two-run bomb in the seventh, then came through with a bases-loaded single to lift the Rangers to a walk-off win over the A's.
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