The A could have clinched outright if the Texas Rangers jerseys had lost in Kansas City, but after the A finished off Minnesota, the Rangers jerseys put away the Royals jerseys. West title Sunday with a victory in the series finale against the Twins jerseys or if the Rangers jerseys lose in Kansas City. Only the New York Yankees jerseys (18) and Atlanta Braves jerseys (16) have won as many division titles.
is the first step for us, cheap Yoenis Cespedes jersey said through interpreter Ariel Prieto of sewing up the West, first step if we want to go to the playoffs. Cespedes has come up huge in September with 19 RBIs in 18 games, and six homers, including one in each of his last three games.
the big presence in the middle of the lineup, manager Bob Melvin said. when he swinging the bat well it makes everybody better throughout the lineup. He makes you feel like you don have to do too much.
month he been really good, driving the ball, hitting the ball the other way, the home runs all the things that we used to seeing him do. West title, and Cespedes, who has had a disappointing season overall with a .245 average, is a primary focus of Oakland success.
Another is cheap Josh Donaldson jersey, who singled and doubled in his first two at bats and has a .397 average for the month, including 10 multiple hit games, the last three in succession. The A fans were vocal in their support of him, chanting M V P! in each of his final two at bats.
nice to have the respect of the fans, the A third baseman said. couldn ask for more from the fans here. West title back in Oakland possession as is Cespedes, he talked about the need for the A to finish the season strong.
most important part is bringing it home, continuing to play well, he said. don want to go into the playoffs playing bad. could happen, of course, but right now the A are playing as well as any team in baseball. Oakland is 15 5 this month with seven games left to play. As a team Oakland is hitting .295 while the pitchers have a 2.93 ERA.
And then there are the home runs. Oakland hit three Saturday one each by Alberto Callaspo, cheap Kurt Suzuki jersey and Cespedes and have hit 33 for the month. Only in August, when the A began their current home run tear, did they hit more (35).
home runs take a little bit of the pressure off, Parker said after his 10th win in his last 11 decisions.
Parker allowed the Twins jerseys just four base runners, baseball jerseys form china one of those a homer by cheap Josmil Pinto jersey, before turning the game over to the bullpen after six innings. It was a return to Parker norm after he lost his last time out to the Los Angeles Angels jerseys, knocked out in the fifth inning. He been on a major second half run, allowing two runs or less in 11 of 15 starts dating back to June 29.
But only the team result matters.
can smell (the title), Parker said.
Coco Crisp got an unexpected day off because of the rain delay that left the outfield soggy. Melvin said his leadoff man was due a day off anyway, and he didn want to risk having him playing in subpar conditions.
The A three homers left them with 79 after the All Star break, the most in the big leagues.
Donaldson has 55 multiple hit games. That tied with Jose Canseco (1988) for third on Oakland all time single season list. don know what to say, Moss said, perhaps the first time he faced that particular conundrum. And he broke into a wide grin. got to thank all my teammates for not being as good of guys. First baseman Nate Freiman probably won play until at least the series in Anaheim because of ongoing pain in his abdomen.