Dave Shovein discusses Aroldis Chapman's appeal getting pushed back, the A's clinching and an impressive night for Alejandro Kirk in Tuesday's Dose. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion and making the A’s the first team in the majors to lock up a division crown in this pandemic-shortened season. They will be home for a best-of-three playoff series beginning Sept.
And when you do that to anybody I think it takes the wind out of their sails,” Gonzales said. I just came in to win today. That’s it.