Chris Young pitched six shutout innings and was gone by the time the Oakland Athletics beat the Mariners 3-0.
It was an extraordinarily busy winter for the five clubs in the American League West. Each organization made significant moves, with all but the Los Angeles Angels spending big dollars to improve their respective rosters. Let’s take a look at the details.
Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run shot in the sixth to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
Michael Morse hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Hisashi Iwakuma followed up Felix Hernandez’s gem with an impressive outing of his own, and Seattle beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning to move the Oakland Athletics a win closer to the club’s first playoff berth in six years, and the A’s beat the Mariners 5-2 on Sunday to stay right on the heels of Texas in the AL West race.