DETROIT – Jarrod Parker will encounter quite the challenging environment Monday when he takes the mound at Comerica Park.
OAKLAND – A’s manager Bob Melvin said he thinks this year’s Detroit Tigers offense is better than the one that helped knock Oakland out of last year’s playoffs.
OAKLAND – A’s manager Bob Melvin expressed optimism that left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will play in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday.
The theory sounds ideal for any major league team: Clinch your division, take a few days off, rest up and come out firing for the postseason.
SEATTLE – Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin had a plan to pull Josh Donaldson quickly from Sunday’s regular-season finale and preserve a .300 batting average for his third baseman.