OAKLAND The A continue to roll, and the Boston Red Sox jerseys are the unfortunate bunch that happens to be in their way.
Oakland rang up another lopsided victory over the beleaguered Red Sox jerseys on Saturday night, a 7 1 decision that ran the A win streak to eight games, their longest since June 2006.
The A also notched their 75th win, one more than they totaled all of last season, and moved to within three games of the American League West leading Texas Rangers jerseys.
But there was bad news for the A as third baseman Brandon Inge reinjured his right shoulder and said his season is essentially over.
Inge was activated from the 15 day disabled list earlier Saturday but said he felt his shoulder pop out of its socket after making a third inning throw.
He stayed in the game for one more at bat and delivered a two run double as part of a four run third inning that gave the A a 5 0 lead.
probably didn tell them how bad it hurt (before Saturday), Inge said. time I threw the ball it was killing me. But I wanted to make sure in a year like this that I didn leave anything on the table. I can kind of be at peace with myself that I gave everything I had to offer. said he have surgery in one to two weeks, a procedure that will require a six month recovery period. or pinch hit duties.
take a bullet for that guy, said Inge, who added he wants to continue traveling with the team after surgery.
cheap Josh Donaldson jersey would be the clear cut starter at third base in Inge absence. Donaldson sat out Saturday after suffering a minor hip flexor injury Friday night, but Melvin expects him to return Sunday.
The A knocked out 11 hits and have outscored the Red Sox jerseys 27 3 over the first two games of the series.
a good portion of the season we were struggling. Now we a completely different team offensively, Melvin said. a lot of confidence throughout the lineup. game was an extension of what the A have been doing offensively. They scored an astounding 54 runs over their past five games, highlighted by a 20 2 pasting of Boston on Friday.
Coco Crisp hit his third leadoff homer of the season in the bottom of the first, and he also singled and doubled in his next two at bats. He went seven innings and allowed three hits and one run.
He didn allow a base runner until the fifth, when cheap Jarrod Saltalamacchia jersey bunted for a hit with two outs against an infield shift. That drew boos from the Oakland Coliseum crowd, which didn like the way the perfect game was broken up.
a way to try to get momentum for your team, Griffin said. can do anything about it. Whatever. is the first pitcher in Oakland history to start his career 4 0 with all of his outings coming as a starter.
The A recalled outfielder cheap Collin Cowgill jersey and infielder Brandon Hicks from Triple A Sacramento on Saturday, the first day rosters could expand.
Melvin said Cowgill might spell Crisp in center field on occasion but would be most valuable as a pinch runner and other bench duties.
Hicks started at shortstop Saturday with cheap Stephen Drew jersey getting his first game off since joining the A in a trade from Arizona on Aug. 20.
Melvin was asked if second baseman cheap Jemile Weeks jersey was in consideration for a September call up.
don know what to tell you on that one at this point, Melvin said.
The Red Sox jerseys, who are 62 72 in this season of dysfunction, had more drama Saturday. After reliever Alfredo Aceves mlb jerseys from china collided with catcher Saltalamacchia and dropped Jonny Gomes foul pop in the fourth, Aceves and second baseman cheap Dustin Pedroia jersey got into a heated exchange in the dugout.