If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Instead of being benched against southpaws, Curtis Granderson is thriving against them this season. Granderson became the first left-handed hitter to homer off Brett Anderson in nearly two years to help the Yankees beat the Athletics for the ninth straight time, 10-3 on Tuesday night.