Yoenis Cespedes


Programming note: Watch A's October Quest tonight a 6 p.m. prior to the first pitch of ALDS Game 1 and following the final out, on Comcast SportsNet California


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.


Programming note: A’s-Mariners coverage kicks off tonight at 12:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California  


SEATTLE – They will have home-field advantage through the first round of the playoffs. Unlike last postseason, they will also have Bartolo Colon.