Jed Lowrie hit his 100th career homer after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 3-2 on Tuesday night to move within one game of the slumping Houston Astros for the AL West lead.
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Robinson Canó is back in the Mariners lineup tonight, hitting second and playing first base. He has never played first base in an MLB regular-season game. Canó was reinstated today after serving an 80-game suspension for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.
Keith Law & Eric Karabell discuss another disastrous night for the Nationals, the AL West pennant chase and more (:15). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (22:49).
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Blake Treinen is on pace for 42 saves and a 0.90 ERA. He'd become only the fourth pitcher in history with 40-plus saves and a sub-1 ERA at that rate, joining Dennis Eckersley (1990), Fernando Rodney (2012) and Zach Britton (2016).
There's more to winning baseball games than meets the eye, so we took a deeper look for hidden reasons the best teams are so good.
Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of AL West contenders.
Before hearing from Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (32:14), Karl Ravech & Tim Kurkjian discuss the five biggest developments from the weekend, weigh in on Willie Mays' plea and more (:35). Plus, Todd Radom unveils the most notable uniform in Cardinals' history and moderates the latest uniform & logo trivia question (34:49).
Jed Lowrie homered and moved over 1,000 hits for his career, and the Oakland Athletics held on for an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, their ninth win in 11 games.
Marcus Semien homered twice, Edwin Jackson pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 on Saturday night.
Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton hit two-run homers, Albert Pujols reached another milestone and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.
What player got a historic bump at the trade deadline? Who's the surprising king of the long ball? We've got baseball's quirkiest facts of the year.
Veteran right-hander Fernando Rodney is the latest bullpen addition by the Oakland Athletics, who traded minor league righty Dakota Chalmers to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
John Brickley breaks down Wednesday's action, including a streaking A's team, an unbeatable Red Sox squad and a youngster doing it all.
Newly acquired Mike Fiers pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
The Red Sox are riding high, but they aren't a lock to win it all just yet. How strong are their chances, and who could stand in their way?
Rich Hill pitched into the sixth to beat his former club for the first time, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night to snap Oakland's six-game winning streak.
The reeling Yankees were able to snap their losing streak -- and catch their breath -- as Lance Lynn looked good in his first New York start.
The A's bolstered their rotation with the acquisition of right-hander Mike Fiers from the Tigers.
With the rosters more or less set, here's how teams such as the Brewers, Yankees and Mariners can cut into their deficits in the playoff hunt.
Trevor Cahill struck out 10 in six innings, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman both homered for the second consecutive game and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Sunday to complete a season sweep.
The A's added another arm to their bullpen on Sunday, acquiring reliever Shawn Kelley from the Nationals.
Khris Davis hit his 30th home run and ninth since the All-Star break, Matt Chapman also went deep and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Though Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley suggested quarterback Kyler Murray could return after this season, Murray's agent told The Athletic that the two-sport athlete would play professional baseball after the 2018 college football season.