Game One of the ALCS between the Tamp Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox in Tampa Bay
Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew is hit by a pitch from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Grant Balfour during the eighth inning of game one of the American League Conference Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) .
Rookie Daniel Straily and two Oakland relievers teamed up for a three-hit shutout Tuesday and the Athletics edged Texas 1-0.
Tommy Milone yielded one run over six innings and Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead RBI triple Saturday in the Oakland Athletics' 2-1 win over Kansas City.
Home runs by Josh Donaldson in the seventh and Adam Rosales in the eighth rallied Oakland Friday to a 2-1 victory over Kansas City.
Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and Daric Barton each belted a solo homer Saturday, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over Seattle.
Josh Donaldson belted a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Sunday, boosting the Oakland Athletics over the New York Yankees 5-4.
Adam Rosales hit the first pitch of the game over the left-field wall Friday and Oakland held on from there to defeat the New York Yankees 2-0.
Jed Lowrie touched off a four-run sixth inning with a solo homer Saturday, launching Oakland to a 6-3 decision over Houston.
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Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour underwent knee surgery Thursday but says he hopes to be ready for Opening Day.
The Oakland Athletics announced Monday they have picked up a 2013 option on pitcher Grant Balfour but have opted to cut shortstop Stephen Drew loose.