BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Mountcastle hit two of the Orioles’ five homers and drove in four runs, and Baltimore defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Saturday night.
Adley Rutschman, Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander also homered for the Orioles, who have won four straight and are 1 1/2 games behind Toronto in the race for the American League's third wild-card spot.
Oakland Athletics (49-84, fifth in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (70-61, fourth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adam Oller (2-6, 5.66 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Orioles: Austin Voth (4-2, 4.48 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On paper, it looked like a major mismatch, with last-place Oakland sending out a couple of struggling starters against Aaron Judge and the powerful New York Yankees.
Instead, the Yankees ended up with five hits in a puzzling set of back-to-back losses.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DJ LeMahieu's errant throw might have been the decisive play that ended the New York Yankees' five-game winning streak, but it was the inability to generate any offense all night that was truly the problem.
New York Yankees (78-48, first in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (46-81, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Saturday, 9:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Domingo German (2-2, 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 26 strikeouts); Athletics: Adam Oller (2-6, 6.41 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 37 strikeouts)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Edward Cabrera pitched two-hit ball over eight innings in another impressive start, Charles Leblanc homered and the Miami Marlins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Monday night.
Miami Marlins (52-69, fourth in the NL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (45-77, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (7-8, 3.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 131 strikeouts); Athletics: Adam Oller (2-5, 6.63 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sean Murphy had his second two-homer game and rookie Shea Langeliers hit his first major league home run in his second game with Oakland, leading the Athletics to a 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Oakland Athletics (42-75, fifth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (52-64, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adam Oller (1-5, 7.26 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Rangers: Cole Ragans (0-1, 4.82 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, four strikeouts)
Oakland Athletics (41-71, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (72-41, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adam Oller (1-5, 7.63 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (8-8, 3.93 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. and J.D. Davis homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning, Joey Bart also connected, and the slumping San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday.
San Francisco Giants (51-55, third in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (41-66, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Saturday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Carlos Rodon (9-6, 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 158 strikeouts); Athletics: Adam Oller (1-4, 7.68 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 28 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu and Eloy Jiménez homered, Dylan Cease threw six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday.
Abreu and Leury García had two hits apiece for the White Sox, who have won 10 of 15 and returned to above .500.
Oakland Athletics (39-64, fifth in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (50-50, third in the AL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adam Oller (1-3, 8.07 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, 22 strikeouts); White Sox: Dylan Cease (10-4, 2.03 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 154 strikeouts)
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees lived up to expectations, even trailing by four runs.
Unfortunately for Oakland, the Athletics also played to pattern.
DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt has an $8.65 million salary this season as past of a one-year contract.
Bassitt is guaranteed $8.8 million as part of the deal, which avoided an arbitration hearing set for Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All-Star righty Chris Bassitt, who made a remarkable recovery from a frightening line drive to the head last year, was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the New York Mets on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.