In others, it’s apparent the manager is already resigned to his fate. Brad Ausmus made a joke about next year's manager just now. Ausmus was hired by the Tigers before the 2014 and has since posted a 312-324 record.
Matt Olson continued his historic home run barrage Tuesday, and that only turned out to be part of the story on a wild night for the A’s. They gave up a three-run lead, then trailed by four before Jed Lowrie hit an eighth-inning grand slam that lifted them to a 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Olson crushed a curve from Chad Bell deep into the seats in right in the second, the fifth game in a row that he’s homered. That set an Oakland rookie record for most consecutive games going deep. Olson’s 23 homers are a franchise record for a player’s first 66 career games. He’s the first rookie in major league history to hit 15 homers over a 21-game span, and the first player in Oakland history ever
If it feels like you've seen a lot of home runs in 2017, it's because you have: We have a new major league record for home runs in one season. The record-setting blast came courtesy of Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who took? Toronto's Ryan Tepera deep in the eighth inning on Tuesday for the 5,694th home run in the majors this season, breaking the previous record set in 2000.? Alex Presley of the Detroit Tigers tied the mark shortly before with his fifth-inning homer off? Oakland Athletics?pitcher Daniel Gossett. There were 5,610 homers last year, an average of 2.31 per game. And this year's average of 2.53 entering Tuesday's action projects to 6,139.? That's a dramatic increase from