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Verlander, Tigers blank Oakland in Game 5

October 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

OAKLAND, Calif. Right-hander Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run as the Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Division Series with a 3-0 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 at the O.co Coliseum. Continue Reading

Tigers battle back, force Game 5

October 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DETROIT An evening of gambles paid off for the Detroit Tigers.
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A’s take lead in ALDS series over Tigers 2-1

October 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DETROIT One more victory in two chances will send the Oakland Athletics into the American League Championship Series. Continue Reading

Reddick, Oakland fly past Minnesota

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS With Josh Reddick back and hitting home runs, the Oakland Athletics are bringing some more muscle and a bigger lead into a crucial weekend series. Continue Reading

Oakland rolls past Minnesota

September 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.
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Willingham belts HRs to lead Twins

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS Jarrod Parker’s strong outing wasn’t enough to help the Oakland Athletics extend their division lead.
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Wagner travels road from NDSU to big leagues

July 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO For someone whose career is built on his fastball, Neil Wagner’s long, winding path to becoming the first and only ex-North Dakota State player to play in Major League Baseball was anything but fast.
At 29 years old, Wagner has finally carved out a big league role in the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen. Continue Reading

A’s OF Pridie suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Oakland Athletics center fielder Jason Pridie has been suspended 50 games for a second violation of a drug of abuse under baseball’s minor league testing program. Continue Reading

Report: Minnesota Twins agree to deal with Josh Willingham

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Twins reportedly have added a bat to their outfield, agreeing to a multi-year deal with former Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham pending a physical, according to an ESPN.com report. If Willingham is indeed on his way to the Twins, it likely means the end of Michael Cuddyer’s time with Minnesota. Continue Reading

Ex-Twin Davis named Oakland hitting coach

November 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Oakland Athletics have hired Chili Davis as hitting coach to complete Bob Melvin’s staff heading into 2012. Continue Reading