The Jason Hammel portion of the A's July 4 blockbuster trade with the Chicago Cubs has yet to produce any wins for Oakland.
Jerome Williams threw six strong innings in his first game for the Texas Rangers, leading them to a 4-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday in the opener of a three-game series.
The Miami Marlins try to keep rolling along when they step into Minute Maid Park on Friday night to begin a three-game interleague series with the Houston Astros.
Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning, as Oakland finished off Houston thanks to a 13-1 decision in Thursday's rubber match of a three-game series.
Three Tacoma pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Rainiers routed the River Cats 7-0 on Friday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., in the opener of a four-game series.
Nick Buss went 3 for 6, finishing a home run shy of a cycle, and drove in four runs to lead the River Cats over the host El Paso Chihuahuas 13-2 on Thursday.