.@C_Bass419 and his dog Ansley ride a wave to Bark at the Park night. Last month, the San Francisco Giants had a Bark at the Park night, which was highlighted by a wonderful dog who skateboarded better than most humans. At the time, it appeared as though he was the runaway favorite for best baseball dog of 2016, but now, that dog has some stiff competition from another dog who loves action sports.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Erasmo Ramirez knew immediately that Athletics slugger Billy Butler made good contact on the 0-1 fastball the Rays reliever threw. Ramirez just didn’t know how good — and on a day in which Tampa Bay’s offense slumbered through most of the game, it turned out to be just enough to send manager Kevin Cash’s ballclub spiraling to a third consecutive loss. Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Ramirez with one out in the eighth inning and the A’s held on to beat the Rays 3-2 on Sunday. “He had the right swing at the right moment,” Ramirez said of Butler. “I couldn’t believe it. I thought it would be a double because it was a line drive, to the wall. But it wasn’t there for me today.