OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) This is a week when the Oakland Athletics could really use some momentum. The first-place Los Angeles Angels are coming to the Coliseum for a key weekend series in the heart of the stretch run.
Instead, the A's are still searching for answers to their funk and settled for a split with the New York Mets in their quick two-game interleague series following Wednesday's 8-5 loss.
"We have an off day tomorrow to clear our heads," manager Bob Melvin said. "We know it will be an exciting series and a big series coming up. It should be a big crowd and so forth, so you should be able to move past what is a difficult period for us right now and play for the moment."