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Adam Rosales keeps breaking his own record for the fastest home run trot

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:52:54 GMT

Oakland Athletics infielder Adam Rosales has never been one to take a leisurely stroll after hitting a home run. Quite the contrary, in fact, as Rosales has become famous for turning his round trippers into all-out sprints. You might think that came to be because Rosales wasn’t always sure his baseball was leaving the yard.



A's acquire outfielder from Angels, move RHP Bassitt to 60-day DL

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:13:45 GMT

OAKLAND – That pristine ERA wasn’t going to last forever for Andrew Triggs, and it was no secret why things took a wayward turn for the A’s right-hander Sunday. His command deserted him in the top of the third against Seattle, and that led to a disastrous inning that told the story in an 11-1 loss that halted the A’s five-game winning streak. Triggs, who hadn’t allowed a single earned run in winning his first three starts of 2017, walked Robinson Cano to load the bases in the third, then issued another free pass to Nelson Cruz that forced in a run and put the Mariners up 2-0. After striking out Daniel Vogelbach, Triggs caught too much plate with a 1-0 pitch and Taylor Motter drilled it for a



Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:28:13 GMT

On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle's pitching as the real key. Specifically, Cruz noted, was the effort put out by starter Yovani Gallardo, who earned his first win in a Mariners uniform after three misses. Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Taylor Motter hit his first career grand slam and Seattle routed the Oakland Athletics 11-1 on Sunday.



Cubs overcome Reds, Carrasco delivers

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:20:00 GMT

The Chicago Cubs won a high-scoring clash against the Cincinnati Reds in MLB, while Carlos Carrasco starred for the Cleveland Indians. The Reds and Cubs combined to score 20 runs off 23 hits, six of which were home runs. Chicago ultimately shook off



Adam Rosales has small, powerful history as A’s leadoff man

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:42:00 GMT

OAKLAND – To say that Adam Rosales doesn’t lead off much is an understatement. With the A’s a little strapped against Seattle lefty starter Ariel Miranda, Rosales was Oakland’s leadoff hitter Saturday for the first time since 2013. When asked, he thought the last time he’d done it was 2012, but what’s a year or so when going over the highlights of your career. Rosales came into Saturday with five games as a leadoff hitter on his resume. All five were in 2013, and one stands out. “The last time I remember leading off was 2012 in Yankee Stadium,” Rosales said Saturday morning. “It was C.C. (Sabathia, starting for the Yanks). First pitch. Home run.” It was on May 3, 2013, actually. But it was a