The Athletics locked up reliever Sean Doolittle with a contract extension Friday afternoon, just hours before prized prospect Sonny Gray showed once again that he also has the makings of a franchise cornerstone.
Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI and Alberto Callaspo added a three-run shot as the Oakland Athletics hammered the Houston Astros, 11-3, in the opener of a three-game set.
The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with pitcher Sean Doolittle on a new five-year contract on Friday.
Sonny Gray tries to continue his impressive start to the season on Friday when the Oakland Athletics start a three-game series against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum.
Eric Berger was looking forward to playing with the River Cats, a chance to pitch in front of family and friends. The Bee’s 2004 Player of the Year from Woodcreek High School, Berger was released by the A’s last Thursday, the eve of the Triple-A River Cats’ homeopener at Raley Field. The 27-year-old left-hander had allowed one run and three hits in 1 1/3 innings for Sacramento.
Tyler Ladendorf had three hits and three RBIs, and Fernando Nieve had his second save in two nights to lead the River Cats to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Salt Lake Bees on Saturday night at Raley Field.