If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Heavy rains began soon after the Texas Rangers scored seven runs, leading to the postponement of Wednesday’s game against Oakland and washing away the stats of the worst inning ever by Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez.
Gio Gonzalez’s run as the major league’s stingiest pitcher came to an end against the worst road team in the bigs.
Jonny Gomes and Yonder Alonso both hit two-run homers in the fourth inning to lead a Cincinnati Reds split-squad to a 7-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.