The Oakland A’s haven’t had much to celebrate lately. They’re two games under .500 and 9.5 games back in
the American League West. And things aren’t going to be getting any easier. They’ll have an additional team, the Houston Astros, joining the division next year to add another layer of competition. But despite the bad, the A’s can relish in the good. Yesterday was an example of the good as the A’s completed a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1.
Yoenis Cespedes blasted his first career walk-off home run yesterday against the Dodgers. With the A’s and Dodgers knotted up at one, Cespedes stepped to the plate with two on. The home run was a laser shot down the left field line. It got out so fast that even if it was catchable, the left fielder never would have had a chance.
The win capped off a sweep of the Dodgers who are in the Bay area for the first time this year. They have yet to travel to San Francisco for any division games against the Giants, but they’ve now played three against the American League Athletics. Strange times with strange results. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball, but the A’s we able to best them in this series.
Los Angeles (N) 1 – 3 – 0
Oakland 4 – 5 – 0
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Colorado 4 – 7 – 1
Philadelphia 1 – 8 – 1
Chris Nelson‘s home run in the seventh powered the Rockies past the Phillies.
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St. Louis 1 – 6 – 0
Detroit 2 – 8 – 0
Quintin Berry‘s RBI single in the 10th won it for the Tigers.
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Tampa Bay 2 – 7 – 1
Washington 5 – 7 – 0
Danny Espinosa drove in two runs and went 2 for 4 in the Nationals win.
Minnesota 1 – 6 – 1
Pittsburgh 9 – 12 -1
James McDonald tossed a complete game and the Pirates hit three home runs in the win.
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Miami 5 – 7 – 0
Boston 6 – 9 – 0
Sox scored three in the eighth and completed the sweep of the Marlins.
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