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EXTRAS: Colon savvy, Weeks & Nakajima put in OT
When Grant Balfour threw a ball that sailed over Bartolo Colon's head, the 39-year old right-hander wasn't about to fetch it himself.
Balfour's impassioned speech
A's pitcher Grant Balfour believes in the power of the mind, and let his patented " Balfour Rage" loose to his teammates before the team's walk-off victory against the Tigers.
A's pick up Balfour's option, decline Drew's
Grant Balfour saved 24 games and appeared in a team-high 75 contests while posting a 2.53 ERA for Oakland.
Yankees exercise Cano, Granderson options
AL West champion with a major league-low $59.5 million payroll, exercised a $4.5 million option for closer Grant Balfour and declined its half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew, who receives a $1.35 million
A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Drew
million contract option for closer Grant Balfour , while the AL West champions have ..... receives a $1.35 million buyout. Balfour would have been due a $350,000 ..... Tigers this month that he would keep Balfour and do all he could to maintain
A’s options: Stephen Drew declined, Grant Balfour exercised
Oakland has exercised its 2013 option on Grant Balfour , bringing the right-hander back for $4.5 million after he emerged as the team’s closer this season, but the A’s
Brett Anderson prevents A's from early elimination
bullpen took over.Ryan Cook pitched the seventh, Sean Doolittle struck out the side in order in the eighth and closer Grant Balfour finished the four-hitter for a save. The A's staff pitched the 11th postseason shutout by the franchise, while
The Tigers win Game 2 in dramatic fashion
Infante and Cabrera hit back-to-back singles off Grant Balfour with one out in the ninth. With runners on first and ..... row, starting with Young's RBI groundout.NOTES: Balfour was charged with the loss. ... Oakland has struck
Late-game drama in Detroit as Tigers take opener
Detroit's last sudden-death postseason win before Sunday.Omar Infante and Cabrera hit back-to-back singles off Grant Balfour with one out in the ninth. With runners on first and third, Prince Fielder was intentionally walked, bringing up