For now, they are still Oakland A, but perhaps the better name is the Best Team in the American League.
With their 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, A are now 23-15, the most wins in the league. The Chicago White Sox have a slightly higher percentage, but have played fewer games.
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The story revolves around tonight James Caprielian. The best debut made his MLB debut last summer, but he was now set to make his first start in the specials, with the terrifying challenge of facing first place at the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Despite some early worries, he passed.
From there, the right-winger settled down, withdrawing 10 of his next 12 tests by the end of the 4th. The 5th started with a close call to Ball 4, and then Kaprielian got a returning founder with a chance to turn a double game, but threw it into the center field of error. He recovered to withdraw the next three tests to include another returnee, who received exactly by turning the ball on the plate to catch the runner
- Caprielian: 5 ip, 1 mile, 6 Ks, 3 BB, 4 hits, 95 pitches, 91.8 mph
More details remain, including the scoring of A, the bull and Caprielian’s father in the stands, who greets his son. Keep hitting refresh!