OAKLAND – A’s closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, leaving a question mark in the ninth inning for the American League West co-leaders.
OAKLAND – A’s catcher John Jaso is headed for the seven-day concussion disabled list, and the team’s suddenly thin catching ranks necessitated Sunday’s trade for Geovany Soto.
OAKLAND – The theory goes that the A’s will have to win a lot of games from here on out in the fashion they did Saturday night.
OAKLAND – They responded.
That’s about the most important thing you could say about the A’s following their 5-3 victory over the Angels on Friday night.